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Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma

Shashikant Nishant Sharma

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Copyright © 2012 Shashikant Nishant Sharma
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ISBN: 1484014367
ISBN-13: 978-1484014363

DEDICATION
This book is dedicated to all the Great thinker of the World who in
one way or the other inspired the humanity to lead a better and
fruitful life.
Their life and deeds have set a benchmark in the art of living. Hope
this book will inspire many more to lead a better and enlightened
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.............................. Quotes on Forgiveness................... 4..................................................... 10. Best Quotes on Gratitude........... Quotes on Beauty ....................................................... Defining Success ........................................ ... 19.......... What is Success ... Best Quotes on Life ..... Best Quotes on Positive Thinking ...................... Best Quotes for Best Friends .................................... 14....... Best Quotes on Art ......................... Best Inspirational Quotes ............................................... 8.............................................................................. 16... 21....................... 5.................. Best Quotes on Happiness ....................................................................................................... Success is Success . Best Quotes on Love ............. 3.................................................... 20................................................................. Best Quotes on Self .... 11........................ 22...... 2.... Best Quotes on Friendship ..................... 6........... Best Quotes on Kindness ............................................. Best Quotes on Books ......................... 15.............................. Best Quotes on Failure ................................ How to Attain Success..... 18................................................... Principles of Success ..................... 13............... 17......................................... 12.... 9.. Best Quotes on Dream ........................................... 7.... Best Quotes for Friends ....Table of Contents 1................................

.......... 159 44......................... Best Quotes of Confucius.............................................. 24.......................................... 137 34............. Most Motivational Quotes.............. 129 31.............. 158 43. Quotes on Purpose of Life ... Best Quotes of Paulo Coelho ......... 105 26......................... Best Quotes of Buddha ................ Best Quotes of Kahlil Gibran ........ Best Quotes of Lao Tzu ....... Best American Proverb .................................................................................. Best Quotes on Truth ........... Best Quotes of Winston Churchill ........................................................ 136 33. 164 46..... 150 40.................... Best Quotes on Youthfulness ......... 162 45... Best Quotes of Alexander the Great ................................................. Best Quotes of Oscar Wilde .... 123 30................. 119 29.................... Most Meaningful Quotes .......... 138 35. Best Quotes of Mother Teresa . 165 vii . 101 25.................Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World 23....... 143 38......... Best Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi . 130 32................ 111 27................ 156 42..................................................... Best Quotes on Dignity of Work.................................................... 154 41...... Best Chinese Proverb...................... 149 39............ Best Quotes of Homer Simpson ........... Best Quotes of Nelson Mandela ..................................................... 140 36.............. Best Quotes of Pablo Picasso ........... 142 37.................. Best Quotes of William Shakespeare . Best Quotes of Mark Twain ............................. 115 28........ Best Quotes of Rumi .........................................................................

............................... Best Quotes of Kabir ........................180 51......... Best Quotes of Osho the Great................. Eliot ... Best Quotes of T............................... Best French Proverb .....170 49..................169 48.189 viii ..........................Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma 47........................S...........................172 50.......... Best Russian Proverb.............

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We acknowledge the contribution of various readers and writers who emailed me and shared the best thought and quotes from various online and offline sources to enrich the volume of thoughts and quotes of the great men and women of the globe. i .

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and the privilege from care.” Deepak Chopra: “Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. It’s about shaping my own destiny.1.” Richard Branson: “It is the satisfaction of doing it for yourself and motivating others to work with you in bringing it about.” Anita Roddick: “I want to define success by redefining it. It is about the fun.” Jim Rohn: “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. power of wealth. allure. Any definition of success should be personal because it’s so transitory. For me it isn’t that solely mythical definition – glamour. Defining Success Winston Churchill: “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. 3 .

Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma innovation. This is to have succeeded!” 4 .” Zig Ziglar: “Success means doing the best we can with what we have.” George Sheehan: “Success means having the courage. to find the best in others. to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. this is happiness. a garden patch. this is success. the determination. not the triumph. to leave the world a bit better. or a redeemed social condition. in the trying.” Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Success: To laugh often and much. to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.” Orison Swett Marden: “When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done. creativity with the rewards being far greater than purely financial. to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. reaching for the highest that is in us. Success is a personal standard. not the getting. becoming all that we can be. and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. Success is the doing. whether by a healthy child. to appreciate beauty.

” Mark Victor Hansen: “Don’t wait until everything is just right.” 2. more and more skilled.” Woody Allen: “Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. obstacles and less than perfect conditions. more and more self-confident and more and more successful. So what. With each step you take. Get started now.” 5 . It will never be perfect.” Dorothea Brande: “Act as though it is impossible to fail. ninety-nine percent perspiration. There will always be challenges.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Wilfred Peterson: “Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve. you will grow stronger and stronger. What is Success Thomas Edison: “Success is one percent inspiration.

Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” 6 . tails. Heads you win.” George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.” Abraham Lincoln: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” Taryn Rose: “Fear regret more than failure. Success depends on which one you use. There is no try. the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Yoda: “Do or do not. you lose.” Edward Simmons: “The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.” Anonymous: “God gave us two ends: one to sit on and one to think with.

over time. nerves.” Thomas J. Y play. Make all you can. But it isn’t at all. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. muscles. This is the way to success. dream of it.” 7 .” Stanley Tang: “Success comes down to hard work plus passion. really. Watson: “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple.” Swami Vivekananda: “Take up one idea. then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z. with X being work. every part of your body. and Z keeping your mouth shut. Because remember that’s where you will find success. be full of that idea. live on that idea. Double your rate of failure. Make that one idea your life: think of it.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World 3. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it. How to Attain Success Albert Einstein: “If A equals success. So go ahead and make mistakes. Let the brain. and just leave every other idea alone.

and then do them.” Napoleon Hill “Patience.” James Allen: “For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” Unknown: “Success = an optimist in thought + a pessimist in action. you need two things: ignorance and confidence. number them in order of importance.” Arnold H. Glasgow: “Success is simple. persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Mark Twain: “To succeed in life.” Anonymous: “An Unfailing Success Plan: At each day’s end write down the six most important things to do tomorrow.” 8 . at the right time. the right way. Do what’s right.

I might as well take a nap. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there. you can move mountains. Happiness is the key to success. I’m successful now.” Herman Cain Failure is an Indicator that You Won’t Succeed “The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you’ll fail ten times for every success.” Steve jobs Success is a Destination “There is no point at which you can say. “Well.” Adam Horwitz 9 . Success is Success Success is Complicated “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World 4.” Carrie Fisher Success is the Key to Happiness “Success is not the key to happiness.

so they aim for mediocrity.” David Bly 10 .” Samuel Johnson Success has to be Traditional “The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules. while quietly playing by your own.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Moderate Success is Easier to Get than “Only in Your Wildest Dreams” Success “Ninety-nine percent of people believe they can’t do great things.” Tim Ferriss You Need to Wait Until the Time is Right “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” Michael Konda Success is Easy “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

Principles of Success Success Starts Within “If you want to change the world.” Thich Nhat Hanh 11 .” Confucius Success is a Habit “Excellence is not a singular act. first change your heart. but a habit.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Success = Money “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.” Henry Ford 5. You are what you repeatedly do.” Aristotle Success is Only Obtainable in the Now “The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all moments.

” Zen saying Success Means Helping Others “It’s not that successful people are givers.” 12 . then you should go do something else wonderful. it is that givers are successful people.” Steve Jobs Success Requires Faith “Leap and the net will appear. not dwell on it for too long.” Patti Thor Success is a Choice “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” Mark Caine Perseverance is Required “Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up. Just figure out what’s next.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Success is in Motion “I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good.

and quiet breathing. but by the seeds you plant.” John Keats “Beauty is not in the face. and health. it will never Pass into nothingness. but still will keep A bower quiet for us.” 13 .Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Anonymous Visualization is Key “If you don’t know where you are going. beauty is a light in the heart.” Kahlil Gibran “Everything has its beauty. Quotes on Beauty “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases.” Robert Louis Stevenson 6. and a sleep Full of sweet dreams. you’ll end up some place else. but not everyone sees it.” Yogi Berra Success Starts Today “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap.

“ Anne Frank She walks in beauty. Not in looks. Just in what they are. like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies. There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Confucius “Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy. Gilbert Keith Chesterton A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.. Stendhal Sometimes people are beautiful.” Markus Zusak I am the Messenger. Lord Byron Beauty is the promise of happiness. Not in what they say. 14 . Walt Whitman Flowers. are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies..

just remember. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. Live your life to the fullest potential. Oscar Wilde Life is full of beauty. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. and feel the wind. their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. 15 . but when the darkness sets in. and the smiling faces. Notice it. and fight for your dreams. Henry Ward Beecher Every time you see a beautiful woman. but it is better to be good than to be ugly. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. All perfect things have in them an element of beauty. somebody got tired of her. Smell the rain.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Ralph Waldo Emerson It is better to be beautiful than to be good. Ashley Smith For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. the small child. Author Unknown People are like stained-glass windows. Notice the bumble bee. they must be felt with the heart. Ivan Panin It is part and parcel of every man's life to develop beauty in himself. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out.

The creation of beauty is Art. it will not look ugly. Jane Austen Beauty. more than bitterness. and it reflects in your eyes. Oscar Wilde Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. Ralph Waldo Emerson It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before. Miss Piggy No object is so beautiful that. It is not something physical. Sara Teasdale When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things. Author Unknown Do I love you because you are beautiful. Kahlil Gibran Beauty is how you feel inside. under certain conditions. even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Helen Keller Love of beauty is Taste. makes the heart break. Sophia Loren Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. or are you beautiful because I love you? 16 .

All else is a form of waiting.. when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart. My So-Called Life TV Drama Series on life of 15-year-old girl.pretty is temporal .whereas beautiful is eternal.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Oscar Hammerstein II Cinderella. the beauty steals inward. Adlai E. A beauty is a woman you notice. 17 . Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity. Author Unknown Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Plato Beauty. a charmer is one who notices you. Kahlil Gibran The difference between pretty and beautiful is . Stevenson When you really look closely people are so strange and so complicated that they're actually beautiful. Franz Kafka As we grow old.. We live only to discover beauty.

of these if you but remain true to them. the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. Louisa May Alcott I pull you from your tower. never lose their beauty . take away your pain. all heavenly environment. cherish your ideals. for out of them will grow delightful conditions. your world will at last be built.they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. no matter how old they get. 18 . the beauty that forms in your mind. where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Nate Dircks Cherish your visions. cherish the music that stirs in your heart. James Allen Everybody needs beauty as well as bread. Leo Tolstoy Some people. Sarah McLachlan It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. but I can look up and see the beauty. if you only let yourself believe. places to play in and pray in. I may not reach them. Show you all the beauty you possess. believe in them and try to follow where they lead. Martin Buxbaum Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic. John Muir Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations.

Beautiful. not just size 5. So the eyes of my people Beautiful. Ninon de L'Enclos The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. John Ruskin The Stones of Venice. The night is beautiful. beautiful and calm.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Rosalind Russell That which is striking and beautiful is not always good. What do you want . but willing to draw blood in its defense.an adorable pancreas? Jean Kerr The Snake Has All the Lines. Eleanor Roosevelt Love is much like a wild rose. also. Roseanne I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. peacocks and lilies for instance. but that which is good is always beautiful. Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless. are the souls of my people. So the faces of my people. Langston Hughes My People. Mark Overby Beauty comes in all sizes. That's deep enough. The stars are beautiful. 19 . is the sun. also.

Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma 7. to your mother. Jewel From her song. Quotes on Forgiveness The weak can never forgive. Benjamin Franklin He who is devoid of the power to forgive. a good example. is devoid of the power to love. Catherine Ponder Forgiveness is the oil of relationships. to all men. to a father. to an opponent. deference. tolerance. your heart. Josh McDowell The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. 20 . Marianne Williamson When you hold resentment toward another. charity. conduct that will make her proud of you. to your child. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. respect. The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. to a friend. Mahatma Gandhi Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend. Under the Water. you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. to yourself.

I will not forgive. a tender look which becomes a habit. Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. Smedes There is no love without forgiveness.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Martin Luther King Jr. He who forgives ends the quarrel. Peter Ustinov To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note . and there is no forgiveness without love. but I cannot forget. Bryant H. Mark Twain For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.torn in two. African Proverb I can forgive. McGill Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. if he'd committed a million sins! The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly about Tom in Mark Twain novel. Adlai Stevenson Love is an act of endless forgiveness. and burned up. now. Indira Gandhi I could forgive the boy. Lewis B. is only another way of saying. so that it 21 .

you will receive untold peace and happiness. forgiveness. not for them. Chinese Proverb Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy. most beautiful form of love. but never forget their names.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma never can be shown against one. Oscar Wilde Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. To an opponent. Marlene Dietrich Forgive all who have offended you. John F. she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. 22 . Henry Ward Beecher To forgive is the highest. Always forgive your enemies. Harriet Nelson A murder may be forgiven. Rowling Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. J. Isaac Friedmann Forgive your enemies. but for yourself. tolerance. Kennedy Once a woman has forgiven her man. Robert Muller People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right. Nothing annoys them so much. K. In return. an affront never.

if offended forgive. and so the receiving. of life. Oren Arnold No matter how good you try to be to others. service. ask for a pardon. Honore De Balzac When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Forgive yourself for it. a good example. when they do not love us. they forgive us everything. respect. they give us credit for nothing. George MacDonald 23 . African Proverb When women love us. To yourself. you will occasionally hurt them. even our crimes. Lao Tzu Forgiveness is the giving. Penelope Sweet Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. your heart.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World To a friend. To every child. To a customer. not even out virtues. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. Author Unknown If you offend. charity. To all. Emo Philips Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.

Proverb The road to a friend's house is never long.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma 8. yeah. and you know wherever I am I'll come running. Frank Crane You can always tell a real friend. yeah. Author Unknown A friend is someone who knows all about you. all you got to do is call and I'll be there. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. spring. or fall. summer. when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. You've got a friend. Best Quotes for Friends You just call out my name. Danish Proverb 24 . yeah. Winter. James Taylor You've Got a Friend. Aristotle A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself. oh yeah baby to see you again. Peter Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. Laurence J. and loves you just the same.

Walk beside me. Robert Louis Stevenson It is the friends you can call up at 4 a. Emily Kimbrough A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. and just be my friend. every one of us. Albert Camus Remember. the only way to have a friend is to be a friend.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. we all stumble. Marlene Dietrich Friends are relatives you make for yourself. shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Don't walk behind me. Donna Roberts A friend is a gift you give yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson Shared joy is a double joy. Eustache Deschamps The only reward of virtue is virtue. who can stay with us in an hour of 25 . that matter. Helen Keller Don't walk in front of me. I may not follow. Swedish Proverb The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.m. I may not lead.

Henry David Thoreau My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private. Thomas Fuller Some people go to priests. others to poetry. my shadow does that much better. if you've got five real friends. not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness. who can tolerate not knowing. greater to tell him his. Benjamin Franklin The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. Solomon Ibn Gabirol We all take different paths in life. Plutarch My father always used to say that when you die.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma grief and bereavement. Henri Nouwen A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself. but no matter where 26 . I to my friends. that is a friend who cares. Lee Iacocca ‘Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults. not curing. Frances Ward Weller A good friend is my nearest relation. Virginia Woolf I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod. then you've had a great life.

and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. Glasgow No road is long with good company. my world. If you want to cry.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World we go. I'll be your pillow. I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug. Tim McGraw It takes a long time to grow an old friend. I'll be your shadow. Walter Winchell A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good. Arnold H. Author Unknown A single rose can be my garden. we take a little of each other everywhere. Plautus 27 . But anytime you need a friend... If you need to be happy. a single friend. I'll be your smile. Leo Buscaglia Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. I'll just be me. Mencius A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Turkish Proverb If you're alone. John Leonard Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

William Blake Friendship improves happiness. my world. I to my friends. man friendship. Leo Buscaglia And a youth said. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Friendship is one mind in two bodies. Kahlil Gibran Some people go to priests. the spider a web. and you seek him for peace. by 28 . Mencius A single rose can be my garden. John Hay A joy shared is a joy doubled.. And he is your board and your fireside. others to poetry. Best Quotes on Friendship Friends are the sunshine of life. Speak to us of Friendship And he answered saying: Your friend is your needs answered.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma 9. For you come to him with your hunger. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. Virginia Woolf The bird a nest.. Unknown Friends are the siblings God never gave us. and abates misery. a single friend.

Charles Caleb Colton The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand. chaff and grain together. the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. Oh. it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship. Jr. H. Joseph Addison Life is slippery. nor the joy of companionship. the comfort.it's a million little things. certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them. just as they are. nor the kindly smile. and dividing our grief. 29 . 16 What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Here. but pouring them all out. George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) True friendship is like sound health. The Bible. Ralph Waldo Emerson Friendship isn't a big thing . take my hand. Jackson Brown. Author Unknown A faithful friend is the medicine of life.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World doubling our joys. the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person. Aristotle A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. keep what is worth keeping. having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. Ecclesiasticus 6. and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

But the best ship of all is friendship. Just walk beside me and be my friend. the sight Could not follow it in its flight. It fell to earth. If you want to cry. I'll be your shadow. from beginning to end. Edward Young I shot an arrow into the air. I may not follow. And the song. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow If you're alone. All losses are restored and sorrows end. I may not lead. For. Albert Camus But if the while I think on thee. I knew not where. I breathed a song into the air. William Shakespeare Friendship's the wine of life. I found again in the heart of a friend. Don't walk behind me. dear friend. in an oak I found the arrow. It fell to earth.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Ralph Waldo Emerson Ah. still unbroke. 30 . Author Unknown Don't walk in front of me. who has sight so keen and strong That it can follow the flight of song? Long. I knew not where. long afterward. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There are big ships and small ships. how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. For so swiftly it flew.

I'll just be me. Pam Brown Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Woodrow Wilson Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world. Author Unknown I want to be your friend For ever and ever without break or decay. It is in these things that it roots most deeply. But anytime you need a friend. When it rains and snows in summer. Friendship never knows decay. If you need to be happy. I'll be your pillow. but keep the old. like new wine. When Heaven and Earth mingle Not till then will I part from you. Friendships that have stood the test Time and change . Chinese 1st century AD. New-made friendships. hair grow gray. Brow may wrinkle. 31 . Those are silver. When it lightens and thunders in winter. Age will mellow and refine. If you want a hug. When the hills are all flat And the rivers are all dry. John Evelyn Make new friends.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World I'll be your shoulder. these are gold. I'll be your smile. by imprisonment or war. by suffering or silence. translated Arthur Waley Friendship is not diminished by distance or time.are surely best.

but keep the old. Those are silver. tried and true. Cicero Love is like the wild rose-briar. Caroline Sheridan Norton Friendship is unnecessary. But which will bloom most constantly? Emily Bronte 32 . Lewis Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant. But old friends. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma For 'mid old friends. S. Once more we our youth renew. these are gold. . Cicero There's nothing more precious in this world than the feeling of being wanted. New friends must their place supply. Cherish friendship in your breastNew is good. Friendship like the holly-tree. but old is best. and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it. like art . like philosophy. Diana Dors Life is nothing without friendship. rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C. Make new friends. alas! may die. Joseph Parry We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade. It has no survival value. .

and an antiseptic. and creates a vision for tomorrow. John Henry Jowett God gave you a gift of 86. you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude. It can turn a meal into a feast. Nigerian Proverb 10. Have you used one to say “thank you?” William A. Ward He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not. a stranger into a friend. confusion to clarity. Epictetus Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have. but rejoices for those which he has. Gratitude makes sense of our past. and more.400 seconds today. chaos to order. than what you don't. an antitoxin. Best Quotes on Gratitude Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Rabbi Harold Kushner Gratitude is a vaccine. a feeling that nurtures the soul. a house into a home. Melody Beattie If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation. It turns denial into acceptance. brings peace for today. It turns what we have into enough.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Hold a true friend with both your hands. Author Unknown 33 .

All right. at least we didn’t get sick. fencing. Complaint is poverty. at least we learned a little.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Find the good and praise it. walking. Doris Day For each new morning with its light. for if we didn’t learn a lot today. at 34 . Albert Schweitzer If you count all your assets. But I say grace before the concert and the opera. and if we didn’t learn a little. For rest and shelter of the night. Robert Quillen Let us rise up and be thankful. Alex Haley Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. swimming. and grace before I open a book. and if we got sick. K. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. for love and friends. For health and food. G. For everything Thy goodness sends. The Hausa of Nigeria Gratitude is riches. dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. and grace before the play and pantomime. playing. and grace before sketching. you always show a profit. boxing. Chesterton At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Ralph Waldo Emerson You say grace before meals. painting.

Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World

least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
Author Unknown
Attributed to Buddha, but this is disputed.

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Author Unknown
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they
are the charming gardeners who make our souls
blossom.
Marcel Proust
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be
produced and discharged and used up in order to exist
at all.
William Faulkner
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It
will change your life mightily.
Gerald Good
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the
parent of all the others.
Cicero
There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than
gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward
satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the
performance.
Joseph Addison
You simply will not be the same person two months from
now after consciously giving thanks each day for the
abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set
in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have
and are grateful for, the more will be given you.
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Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma

Sarah Ban Breathnach
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when
our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as
though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though
everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein
Gratitude can transform common days into
thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change
ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I
think it must be gratitude.
Benjamin Disraeli
Take full account of the excellencies which you possess,
and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after
them, if you had them not.
Marcus Aurelius
Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more–a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
Thy praise.
George Herbert
We often take for granted the very things that most
deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick
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Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the
soul.
Henry Ward Beecher
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who
planted them.
Chinese Proverb
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common
things.
Horace
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for
another day of loving.
Kahlil Gibran
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my
friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

11. Best Quotes on Happiness
What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.
Henry (Henny) Youngman
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others,
whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde
Happiness is a warm puppy
Charles Schulz
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Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon
the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell
Everything exists in limited quantity - especially
happiness.
Picasso
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we
are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite
of ourselves.
Victor Hugo
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of
traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It
is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the
heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.
John B. Sheerin
Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you
and be happy!
Anne Frank
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do,
something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time
dead.
Scottish Proverb
All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to
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George Burns Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop. if not. you'll become a philosopher. It's only necessary to be rich Alan Alda Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. lighten up. Gertrude Stein It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. he died penniless and single. knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. loving.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World feel heat strike the skin. Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw. Marge Simpson My Zen teacher also said: the only way to true happiness is to live in the moment and not worry about the future. Of course. You're making 'Happy Hour' bitterly ironic. close-knit family in another city. Spike Milligan My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy. Sex and the City Happiness is finding two olives in your Martini when you're hungry. 39 . a delight to stand upright. Johnny Carson Happiness is having a large. Doris Lessing Homer.

Schachtel Money can't buy happiness. If we try hard to bring happiness to others. and not on our circumstances. John Templeton The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions. not getting. Lauren Bacall Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold. Rabbi H.. we must give it. but neither can poverty. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go. Martha Washington All who would win joy. 40 . Democritus Happiness comes from spiritual wealth. Happiness comes from giving. we cannot stop it from coming to us also. not material wealth. William Shakespeare Happiness is not having what you want. Leo Rosten Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy. must share it. but wanting what you have. and to keep joy.. happiness was born a twin. the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Socrates Oh! how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. To get joy. we must scatter it.

"Why not?" George Bernard Shaw You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. and I say. Ludwig Wittgenstein To live happily is an inward power of the soul. If you dream it. Henry Ford Yesterday is history. Best Inspirational Quotes The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. you can create it. you're right. Aristotle 12. "Why?" But I dream things that never were. Eleanor Roosevelt If you can imagine it. and you say. Tomorrow is a mystery. Christopher Columbus Whether you think you can or think you can't.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Lord Byron The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not. And 41 . you can become it. William Arthur Ward You see things.

For I shall never pass this way again. Most people exist.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Today? Today is a gift. Author Unknown Sometimes attributed to Buddha. but in rising every time we fall. but some of us are looking at the stars. let me do it now. but this is disputed. that is all. or any kindness I can show. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Confucius If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly. Oscar Wilde The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. That's why we call it the present. Babatunde Olatunji We are all in the gutter. Etienne de Grellet 42 . Theodore Roosevelt We must become the change we want to see. Mahatma Gandhi I shall pass through this life but once. John Wooden Our greatest glory is not in never falling. Oscar Wilde Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do. our whole life would change. Any good therefore that I can do. Let me not defer or neglect it.

Knowledge is limited. another opens. Martin Luther King Jr. J. Leo Tolstoy When one door of happiness closes.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Imagination is more important than knowledge. Marie Beynon Ray It is our choices that show what we truly are. Helen Keller 43 . We are not living in eternity. far more than our abilities.K. We have only this moment. Elizabeth Bibesco Begin doing what you want to do now. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Imagination encircles the world. sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Let us use it before it is too late. Rowling If you want to be happy. Mark Twain Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Albert Einstein The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort. Always do right. be. but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Lee Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.. Make it inspiring. Ayn Rand Your life is your message to the world. habits. Amateurs built the ark. actions. remember. Lorrin L.. Professionals built the Titanic. I've just found 10. words. they become habits. but the parent of all the others. Author Unknown First say to yourself what you would be. and then do what you have to do. Cicero I have not failed.000 ways that won't work. Author Unknown Watch Watch Watch Watch your your your your thoughts. Epictetus Never be afraid to try. 44 . Henrik Ibsen The question isn't who is going to let me. Thomas Alva Edison Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon. they become character. they become words. it's who is going to stop me. they become actions.

it becomes your destiny. The world can be harsh and negative. Best Quotes on Kindness There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things. if it's not ok. Victoria Holt Life is too short. laugh insanely. Then proceed to improve on the worst. Frank Outlaw If you are going through hell. If it's bad. Winston Churchill First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Author Unknown This above all: to thine own self be true. kindness inevitably 45 . love truly and forgive quickly. it's wonderful. so kiss slowly. William Shakespeare 13. If it's good. then it's not the end. often in the places we least expect.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Watch your character. but if we remain generous and patient. keep going. it's experience. it presides everywhere. Author Unknown Never regret. Dale Carnegie Everything is okay in the end.

William Wordsworth Kindness in women. Author Unknown That best portion of a good man's life. Something deep in the human soul seems to depend on the presence of kindness. chaff and grain together. something instinctive in us expects it. but because you are nice. shall win my love.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma reveals itself. His little. unremembered acts of kindness and of love. not their beauteous looks. even those who are rude to you . just as they are. Ralph Waldo Emerson Oh. but their echoes are truly endless. Sophocles You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. Kind words are short and easy to speak.not because they are nice. John O'Donohue From Benedictus: A Book of Blessings. certain that a faithful hand 46 . William Shakespeare Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. and once we sense it we are able to trust and open ourselves. Mother Teresa Treat everyone with politeness. the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person. but pouring them all out. nameless. the comfort.

This is it. The saddest words you can ever utter are. no matter how trivial the contact. treat everyone you meet. and do it with no thought of any reward. Rumi Kindness in words creates confidence. friend or foe. so I created a mirror: its shining face. as if they were going to be dead at midnight. kindness in giving creates love. Remember that you will only find tomorrow on the calendars of fools. now. leave one of your own. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. loved one or stranger. and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World will take and sift them. Your life will never be the same again. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch 47 . All you have. Og Mandino I was a secret treasure of kindness and generosity. Make it the best day of your year. Lao Tzu If someone is too tired to give you a smile. it's darkened back. Doomsday. the heart. Dinah Craik Live this day as if it will be your last. Take the baton. If I had my life to live over again. kindness in thinking creates profoundness. because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. and I wished this treasure to be known. The back would please you if you've never seen the face. the world. keep what is worth keeping. Extend to each person. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today.

Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds. William Penn How beautiful a day can be 48 . Charles Kuralt On the Road With Charles Kuralt. Mother Teresa I expect to pass through life but once. or any good thing I can do to any fellow being. Fill it with sunshine Kind words and kind deeds.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. We are made kind by being kind. as I shall not pass this way again. If therefore. there be any kindness I can show. and not defer or neglect it. Be kind. Eric Hoffer Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Kind deeds are the fruits. kindness in your smile. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Kindness can become its own motive. Kind words are the flowers. for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato Kind hearts are the gardens. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face. kindness in your eyes. let me do it now. Kind thoughts are the roots.

not only to their benefactor. If you were arrested for kindness. alas! Once and only once I pass. Buddha Kind words do not cost much. No delay. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness. If a good deed I may do To a suffering fellow man. The Little White Bird. If a kindness I may show. Yet they accomplish much. Author Unknown Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. 49 .Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World When kindness touches it! George Elliston Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary? James M Barrie From. would there be enough evidence to convict you? Author Unknown Good men and bad men differ radically. Blaise Paschal Through this toilsome world. Let me do it while I can. but wise men appreciate and are grateful. but to everyone else. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them. for it is plain I shall not pass this way again.

But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives. no matter how small. outward success. C. Albert Einstein Compassion is the basis of all morality. The trite subjects of human efforts. Cicero 50 . whether it be a friend or a complete stranger. Aesop The Lion and the Mouse. What a difference one person can make! Sasha Azevedo The ideals which have lighted my way. Forbes No act of kindness. Arthur Schopenhauer There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness. have been Kindness. luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by putting up a front. is ever wasted. when nearing life's end. possessions. having done kindly deeds. And you can gain more friends by taking a few minutes from each day to do something kind for someone. You can gain more friends by building people up than you can by tearing them down. and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully. Beauty. B. who ever regretted. high or humble.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Anne Herbert I've never known any human being. and Truth.

a question mark or an exclamation point. Frank A. Best Quotes on Love A baby is born with a need to be loved . truth and justice toward all others we ensure our own benefit . affection. The Dalai Lama Forget injuries. Mistinguett A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Mahatma Gandhi A hug is like a boomerang .you get it back right away.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Through kindness.this is a matter of common sense.and never outgrows it. never forget kindnesses. Confucius 14. honesty. Bil Keane A kiss can be a comma. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know. Clark A coward is incapable of exhibiting love. it is the prerogative of the brave. Ingrid Bergman A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the 51 .

Thomas Carlyle A man falls in love through his eyes. William Shakespeare A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases. a time of war. 52 . Zsa Zsa Gabor A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled. Woodrow Wyatt A man in love is not complete until he is married. a woman through her ears. and a time to hate. John Keats A time to love.' James Thurber A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. it will never Pass into nothingness.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma years. George Jean Nathan A pair of star-crossed lovers. Then he is finished. Rupert Brooke A lady of forty-seven who had been married twentyseven years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: 'Love is what you've been through with somebody. but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. Julie Andrews All mankind love a lover. John Lennon & Paul McCartney 53 . Francois de La Rochefoucauld All I really need is love. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time. Stendhal (Henri Beyle) A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea. but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! Lucy Van Pelt In Peanuts. All love shifts and changes. William Shakespeare Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones. Ralph Waldo Emerson All men. Honoré de Balzac A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Bible . even the most surly are influenced by affection. by Charles M. Schulz. as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire. Samuel Taylor Coleridge All you need is love.

everyone becomes a poet..000. Directs your course.. Antoine de Saint-Exupery And think not you can Direct the course of love.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma All. a very simple secret. Rita Rudner Believe me if all those endearing young charms. I understand only because I love. Plato Bart. Kahlil Gibran The Prophet. William Shakespeare At the touch of love. Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms. it is only with the heart that one can see rightly. Anyone can be passionate. everything that I understand. but it takes real lovers to be silly. If it finds you worthy. what is essential is invisible to the eye. Leo Tolstoy And now here is my secret. 54 . we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like. I'd never fallen in love.love! Homer Simpson Before I met my husband. though I'd stepped in it a few times. Rose Franken As soon go kindle fire with snow As seek to quench the fire of love with words. Which I gaze on so fondly today. For love. with $10.

Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World

Like fairy gifts fading away!
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul may be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear!
Oh the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns to her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose!
Thomas Moore
Brief is life but love is long.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
But love is blind, and lovers cannot see
The pretty follies that themselves commit.
William Shakespeare
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth.
Bible - Song of Solomon

15. Best Quotes on Life
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine,
freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.
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Martin H. Fischer
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
W. H. Davies
Leisure.

The healthiest response to life is joy.
Deepak Chopra
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life.
Monty Python's Life of Brian
The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the
water, but to walk on the earth.
Chinese Proverb
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along
life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish
together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish,
but you only spend it once.
Lillian Dickson
There is no wealth but life.
John Ruskin
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Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World

The moon belongs to everyone,
The best things in life are free,
The stars belong to everyone,
They gleam there for you and me.
B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson
Song from the Musical 'Good News'.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless
garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of
loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to
life that nothing else can bring.
Oscar Wilde
Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
Irish Saying
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno
From Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers.

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously
about.
Oscar Wilde
Lady Windermere's Fan, Act I.

Where there is love there is life.
Indira Gandhi
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a
backbone and a funnybone.
Reba McEntire

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Life is nothing without friendship.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never
tires, a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend.

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying.
Robert Herrick
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet
them on your way down.
Wilson Mizner
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But
often we look so long at the closed door that we do not
see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill
The best of times is now.
Oprah Winfrey
Whatever you are, be a good one.

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meet it. sing it. a game. Kahlil Gibran Life is a game. J. 5. sorrow. live for today. spoken by Mr. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye. bliss. William Shakespeare Macbeth. Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life is is is is is is is is is is is an opportunity. Life's but a walking shadow. hope for tomorrow. Spencer. a challenge. realize it. complete it. a promise. beauty. 59 . Albert Einstein Do all things with love. a song. accept it. Og Mandino Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. admire it. a duty. Signifying nothing. 5. taste it. play it. fulfill it. a dream. boy. benefit from it. D. overcome it. a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot. full of sound and fury. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Abraham Lincoln Learn from yesterday. a struggle. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Author Unknown 16. Mother Teresa Like the moon. I want to live to be a hundred minus one day. Best Quotes on Positive Thinking The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Life is a tragedy. A.. Winston Churchill You have to learn the rules of the game. Be quiet. A. Meditate. Buddha If you live to be a hundred. dare it. fight for it. come out from behind the clouds! Shine. Milne Winnie the Pooh.. make it. Life is luck. Life is life. so I never have to live without you. an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Life is too precious. Live purely. confront it. Nobody gets out alive anyway. Do your work with mastery. 60 . Never take life too seriously. do not destroy it. And then you have to play better than anyone else. Life is an adventure.

to your child. tolerance. Is yours worth catching? Author Unknown I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. Mahatma Gandhi I am an optimist. Winston Churchill Attitudes are contagious. Oprah Winfrey A man is but the product of his thoughts. Willie Nelson The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness. to a father. your heart. respect. he becomes. to a friend. conduct that will make her proud of you. a good example. to your mother. Benjamin Franklin 61 . There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones. to yourself. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. A queen is not afraid to fail. Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl. to all men. charity. you'll start having positive results.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Albert Einstein Think like a queen. what he thinks. It does not seem to be much use being anything else. deference. to an opponent.

Nothing can be done without hope or confidence. richer in experience and achievement. Fear less. James Allen Think positively and masterfully. Joyce Brothers 62 . more fraught with action. no matter what the weather. Whine less. and all good things will be yours. knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitable bring about right results. always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. life will love you back. and life become more secure. breathe more. Love more. Dr. Eat less. Talk less. Voltaire Success is a state of mind. Edward Rickenbacker Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. start thinking of yourself as a success. say more.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. chew more. Swedish Proverb Work joyfully and peacefully. Arthur Rubinstein Wherever you go. with confidence and faith. D'Angelo The College Blue Book. hope more. Helen Keller I have found that if you love life. If you want success.

Clement Stone These then are my last words to you. unstoppable determination. both are transformed. if there is any reaction.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street. James Allen A positive attitude may not solve all your problems. Be not afraid of life. Herm Albright You've done it before and you can do it now. but they shall not remain so if you only perceive an ideal and strive to reach it. W. I met a man who had no feet. but that little difference makes a big difference. Ralph Marston The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. The little difference is attitude. Denis Waitley Your circumstances may be uncongenial. William James To love what you do and feel that it matters how could 63 . Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive. See the positive possibilities. Carl Gustav Jung There is little difference in people. effective. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. You cannot travel within and stand still without.

William Allen White 17. Winston Churchill I am not afraid of tomorrow. my friend. What one can be. a poet must write. if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. Abraham Maslow A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. Best Quotes on Art A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting. for I have seen yesterday and I love today. Cavett Robert Oh. It's what you do with what you have left. one must be.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma anything be more fun? Katharine Graham If you don't think every day is a good day. Hubert Humphrey Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. it's not what they take away from you that counts. just try missing one. Abraham Maslow A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an 64 . an artist must paint. Michelangelo A musician must make music.

All art is quite useless. Oscar Wilde The Critic as Artist. like a footprint or a death mask. 65 . an interpretation of the real. Al Capp Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century. Joshua Reynolds Abstract art: a product of the untalented. Susan Sontag A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World image). Iris Murdoch All art is autobiographical. something directly stencilled off the real. Walter Pater All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. the pearl is the oyster's autobiography. Good art speaks truth. Marshall McLuthan All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music. sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. perhaps the only truth. Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray. it is also a trace. indeed is truth. Federico Fellini All art is immortal.

the pictures I might have made. Oscar Wilde De Profundis. it is a success to be one. it makes things 66 . as many and as well as I can. Paul Ambroise Valery And my aim in my life is to make pictures and drawings. An art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are winning their bread by it. looking back with love and tender regret.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma All bad art is the result of good intentions. Andy Warhol An artist never really finishes his work. "Oh. but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it. at the end of my life.for some reason thinks would be a good idea to give them." Vincent Van Gogh Any fool can paint a picture. then. and thinking. Samuel Butler Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes. Kahlil Gibran Art does not reproduce what is visible. Samuel Butler An artist cannot fail. I hope to pass away. Charles Horton Cooley An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he . he merely abandons it.

poetry.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World visible. Karl Marx Art is an effort to create. a more human world. architecture. Andre Gide Art is a human activity which has as its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen. Auguste Rodin Art is either plagiarism or revolution. or philosophy. and the less the artist does the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson Art is always and everywhere the secret confession. Dante Alighieri Art is a collaboration between God and the artist. Paul Klee Art for art's sake. and. and at the same time the immortal movement of its time. music. beside the real world. Leo Tolstoy Art is a jealous mistress. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated. if a man have a genius for painting. Andre Maurois Art is contemplation. Paul Gauguin 67 . he makes a bad husband. and an ill provider.

Stanley Fry 68 . And our hearts. life is short. the blessing. it is a search for ideal truth. and the deification of existence. but a hammer with which to shape it. on modern art Art is long.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Art is essentially the affirmation. Vladimir Mayakovsky Art is not a study of positive reality. Science reassures. Still like muffled drums are beating Funeral marches to the grave. George Sand Art is not a thing. Frank Zappa Art is meant to disturb. There will be some vegetables you don't like but as long as you get some soup down you it doesn't matter. George Wyllie. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Art is long. Elbert Green Hubbard Art is significant deformity. and time is fleeting. Georges Braque Art is not a mirror to reflect the world. it is a way. Friedrich Nietzsche Art is like soup. though stout and brave. Hippocrates Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

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Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. William Faulkner The best you can be at any given moment is yourself. Natsuki Takaya Embrace your uniqueness. Rita Mae Brown What you are will show in what you do. you'll catch up. Lady Gaga A wise man never loses anything if he have himself. Someday. Time is much too short to be living someone else's life. Try to be better than yourself. and do things at your own pace. Michel de Montaigne 72 . Thomas A. Kobi Yamada Celebrate all the things you don't like about yourself love yourself. Edison Whatever you are doing is the most beautiful thing. Raymond Hull Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Yogi Bhajan you must always be yourself. Elizabeth Alraune About all you can do in life is be who you are.

ever be put together a second time. and you make yourself another. Confucius God has given you one face. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions. Julius Charles Hare 73 . This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is. but my heart is all my own. William Shakespeare How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe All the mistakes I make arise from forsaking my own station and trying to see the object from another person's point of view. their lives a mimicry. At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being. Friedrich Nietzsche Be what you are.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire. Oscar Wilde De Profundis. their passions a quotation. Ralph Waldo Emerson Wherever you go. only once on this earth. go with all your heart. Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel Most people are other people.

because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Samuel Johnson An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence. and he inherits his own past. a sense of spiritual deadness. Shakti Gawain Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. and every man his own heir. What God throws my way comes. Honoré de Balzac I never really look for anything. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe There is just one life for each of us: our own. Dr. loss of power. you feel a loss of energy. where you are. He devises his own future. Euripides Do what you can. I wake up in the morning and whichever 74 .Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Be who you are and say what you feel. Theodore Roosevelt Every man is his own ancestor. with what you have. Seuss If God had wanted me otherwise. Frederick Henry Hedge Every time you don't follow your inner guidance. He would have created me otherwise.

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Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Erudition. n. Robert Louis Stevenson A book is the only immortality. Ambrose Bierce Dreams. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. and books. are each a world. Robert Chambers Books are good enough in their own way. Jorge Luis Borges Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind. Childhood Rhyme A book is a garden carried in the pocket. Arabian Proverb There is no friend as loyal as a book. William Wordsworth I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. no more teachers' dirty looks. Ernest Hemingway 79 . no more books. books. Are a substantial world. Lin Yutang No more pencils. both pure and good. we know. Rufus Choate The wise man reads both books and life itself. but they are a poor substitute for life.

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and you say. Langston Hughes To accomplish great things. The Talmud Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask. All our dreams can come true. 1963. if we have the courage to pursue them. Kennedy Speech in Dublin. John F.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. "Why not?" George Bernard Shaw Back to Methuselah. Ireland. Walt Disney Hope is a waking dream. We need men who can dream of things that never were. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. Anatole France A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read. and I say. we must dream as well as act. Aristotle 81 . The X-Files You see things. "Why?" But I dream things that never were. June 28.

Henry David Thoreau 82 . Consult your inner Freud. Lives of Eminent Philosophers.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma From Diogenes Laertius. There's a long.God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep. Gail Godwin Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Eileen Elias Freeman A goal is a dream with a deadline. Grey Livingston There's a long. We are the music makers. Arthur O'Shaughnessy Pay attention to your dreams . And we are the dreamers of dreams. long trail with you. Napoleon Hill Dreams are free therapy. long night of waiting Until my dreams all come true. but they don't say it in daytime language. long trail a-winding Into the land of my dreams. Where the nightingales are singing And a white moon beams. Till the day when I'll be going down That long. Stoddard King A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul. Erich Fromm Dreams say what they mean.

live as if you'll die today James Dean Dreams are the touchstones of our character..Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World We are such stuff As dreams are made on. Some of us let these great dreams die. Lawrence We grow great by dreams. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. E. we enter a world that is entirely our own. Henry David Thoreau Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true. Anne Sexton In dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt Dream as if you'll live forever. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. William Shakespeare The Tempest. T. and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.. 83 . In a dream you are never eighty. nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. Professor Dumbledore From movie. but others nourish and protect them. Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban.

without that possibility. Jackson Brown. dreamt I was a butterfly. fluttering hither and thither. I awoke. keep one still. John Updike There are more things in heaven and earth. Unknown Author Trust in dreams. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly. Act 1 scene 5. Now put the foundations under them. Jr. William Shakespeare Hamlet. that is where they should be. to all intents and purposes a butterfly. nature would not incite us to have them. Henry David Thoreau God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. I. Horatio. If you have built castles in the air. Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. and there I lay. H. Kahlil Gibran Dreams come true. or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. secret spot where 84 .Suddenly. Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi) May your dreams defy the laws of gravity. Within your heart.. your work need not be lost. Chuang Tzu. myself again.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Woodrow Wilson Once upon a time..

and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined. Vaughan Dream lofty dreams. James Allen Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. which. so shall you become. if it were available in waking. F.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World dreams may go. Ashleigh Brilliant If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams. Edgar Allan Poe For ne'er was dream So like a waking. Louise Driscoll Dream big and dare to fail. Dreaming is an act of pure imagination. H. would make every man a Dante or a Shakespeare. Is but a dream within a dream. he will meet with a success unexpected in 85 . Hedge The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary. attesting in all men a creative power. and as you dream. William Shakespeare The Winters Tale. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe All that you see or seem. Norman D.

Earl Nightingale You always pass failure on the way to success. Ask any failure. Napoleon Hill Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Mickey Rooney Success is 99% failure. Chinese Proverb Think like a queen. failure inspires winners.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma common hours. Winston Churchill Success is simply a matter of luck. Soichiro Honda Failure defeats losers. Oprah Winfrey Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. Robert Kiyosaki 86 . Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. Henry David Thoreau 21. Best Quotes on Failure Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. A queen is not afraid to fail.

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but chant the beauty of the good. Napoleon Hill Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. Confucius 22. Pooh?" asked Piglet. F. Best Quotes for Best Friends "We'll be Friends Forever. nor bark against the bad. and there are defeats. won't we." Pooh answered. Kennedy Our greatest glory is not in never falling. but in rising every time we fall. Robert F. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for. 89 . Scott Fitzgerald But there is suffering in life. William Saroyan Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World more toward your coveted goal. Ralph Waldo Emerson Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. "Even longer. Paulo Coelho Do not waste yourself in rejection. No one can avoid them.

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may it be from a high place. Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes.but generally it's a 132 . we simply awaken it. but in ourselves. because no one owns anyone. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with. but let's not try to possess one another. Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes. we need the other person.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it. If I have to fall. Paulo Coelho By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept. even when the souls do not. The moment we begin to seek love. Love one another. Sometimes happiness is a blessing . A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes. But in order to do that. Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes. Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes. No one loses anyone. There is always a right moment to stop something. Bodies always understand each other. Love is not to be found in someone else. Paulo Coelho By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept. love begins to seek us.

The second reason was more philosophical: Veronika 133 . On 11 November 1997. Paulo Coelho By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.arrived. Paulo Coelho Like the Flowing River.it would be downhill all the way. the likelihood of suffering only increased. but end up instead being devoured by the ants of the details that we never bothered to look at. once her youth was gone. were she to leave a note explaining.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World conquest. the onset of illness. Anyone who chooses a religion is also choosing a collective way for worshipping and sharing the mysteries. Two very simple reasons lay behind her decision to die. that person is the only one responsible for his or her actions along the way and has no right to shift responsibility for any personal decisions on to that religion. Paulo Coelho Veronika Decides to Die. and she was sure that. the departure of friends. True love is an act of total abandon. She would gain nothing by continuing to live. Paulo Coelho Stories for Parents. The one who loves has won the world and is not afraid of losing.at last! . Veronika decided that the moment to kill herself had . indeed. Children and Grandchildren. She believed herself to be completely normal. and all deserve the same respect. Nevertheless. We all prepare ourselves to slay dragons. All religions lead to the same God. with old age beginning to leave irreversible marks. quoting the Chinese writer Zhuangzi. The magic moment of the day changes us and makes us take off in the direction of our dreams. The first reason: everything in her life was the same and. many people would agree with her. Paulo Coelho By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.

Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle. Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons. and she was aware of what was going on in the world. Every Warrior of the Light has. Every Warrior of the Light has. Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not his. I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few. What is the real I? It's what you are. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God.that gave her a sense of complete powerlessness. That is why he is a Warrior of the Light.' Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved. lied or betrayed someone.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma read the newspapers. Paulo Coelho Veronika Decides to Die. at least once. Paulo Coelho The Manuel of the Warrior of Light. 134 . believed he was not a Warrior of the Light. Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho: Confessions of a Pilgrim. Paulo Coelho Veronika Decides to Die. watched TV. because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is. Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties. but of all people. I bare my scars as if they were medals. and she had no way of putting things right . by Juan Arias. I don't regret the painful times. Everything was wrong. not what others make of you. at some time in the past. Every Warrior of the Light has said 'yes' when he wanted to say 'no. even the humblest. I know that freedom has a high price.

it is all of us. Paulo Coelho The Pilgrimage. the space where we worship and venerate what is dearest and most important to us. the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile. Paulo Coelho The Valkyries. The boat is safer anchored at the port. but we carry on regardless. we notice certain weaknesses that need to be corrected. but that's not the aim of boats. trying to remain upright and decent. Every human being has inside them something more important than him or herself . as well as the destiny of many others. in order to do honour not to the walls or the doors or the windows. 135 .Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World as high as that of slavery. but to empty space inside. We are all growing and changing shape. Paulo Coelho On seeing the restoration work going on at a cathedral. And suddenly. in the middle of the central nave. we can change our destiny. even when that smile is dimmed by tears.what is best for me. we don't always choose the best solution.his or her Gift. Paulo Coelho The Zahir.and commit myself to . With the strength of our love and of our will. We are warriors of the light. but the ability to choose . Paulo Coelho The Zahir. Paulo Coelho Brida. The Zahir. We are responsible for everything that happens in this world. Freedom is not the absence of commitments. I realize something very important: the cathedral is me.

And the seventh time when she sang a song of praise.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma 32. but I say it so that the other half may reach you. when one woman speaks she reveals all of life. 136 . The truth of the matter seems to lie between us. and knew not that it was one of her own masks. Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam I have never agreed with my other self wholly. and attributed her patience to strength. and she chose the easy. The fourth time when she committed a wrong. and comforted herself that others also commit wrong. Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam Seven times have I despised my soul: The first time when I saw her being meek that she might attain height. The fifth time when she forbore for weakness. Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam Half of what I say is meaningless. Best Quotes of Kahlil Gibran An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper. The second time when I saw her limping before the crippled. Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam When two women talk they say nothing. The third time when she was given to choose between the hard and the easy. The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face. and deemed it a virtue.

He frees himself and shows the way to others. 137 . It is also the last article of my creed. On Giving It is only when you are pursued that you become swift. the orphans and the homeless. Best Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi What difference does it make to the dead. Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam 33. Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. Mahatma Gandhi Non-violence is the first article of my faith.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam Every dragon gives birth to a St. whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? Mahatma Gandhi The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. George who slays it. Kahlil Gibran The Prophet. Kahlil Gibran Sand and Foam We often borrow from our tomorrows to pay our debts to our yesterdays. Freedom and slavery are mental states. We fell them down and turn them into paper that we may record our emptiness. his fetters fall.

or his religion. Mahatma Gandhi 34. Mahatma Gandhi That would be a good idea. Mahatma Gandhi You must not lose faith in humanity. Where there is love there is life. 138 . it is the prerogative of the brave. Mahatma Gandhi An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. if a few drops of the ocean are dirty. non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. Best Quotes of Nelson Mandela No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin. hatred leads to destruction. Mahatma Gandhi On being asked what he thought of modern civilization Hatred can be overcome only by love. or his background. never resents. it ever gives. Mahatma Gandhi Love never claims. never revenges itself. the ocean does not become dirty. love never suffers. Humanity is an ocean. Mahatma Gandhi A coward is incapable of exhibiting love.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Mahatma Gandhi In my humble opinion.

fed by the blood lust of centuries gone by. and if they can learn to hate. but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. democracy and freedom for all! I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you. Nelson Mandela There is no such thing as part freedom. Nelson Mandela As we are liberated from our own fear.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World People must learn to hate. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands. they can be taught to love. our presence automatically liberates others. Nelson Mandela True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Nelson Mandela Extremists on all sides thrive. Nelson Mandela 139 . the people. Nelson Mandela For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains. Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom I greet you all in the name of peace. for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Nelson Mandela Only free men can negotiate. Nelson Mandela Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

If you do not want him. My citizenship is Indian. Naked not only for clothing . I was naked and you clothed me. We will be judged by 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat. how many great things we have done.but homeless because of rejection. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks . We must find each other.. Best Quotes of Mother Teresa Abortion is murder in the womb. a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat . I belong to 140 . I think that is a much greater hunger. Mother Teresa Being unwanted.but hungry for love. give him to me. Mother Teresa By blood and origin I am Albanian.. I am a Catholic nun. . unloved. we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. I was homeless and you took me in. Nelson Mandela 35. As to my calling. Mother Teresa Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received.' Hungry not only for bread .but naked for human dignity and respect. how much money we have made. uncared for.A child is a gift of God.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma And as we let our own light shine. forgotten by everybody. .

after announcing her intention to retire Humility is the mother of all virtues. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal. I just wish He didn't trust me so much. more humble. charity and obedience. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. Mother Teresa Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. of the lepers. 1979 I have never been in a war before. They are all children of God. If you are humble nothing will touch you. but I have seen famine and death. Why do they do it? I don't understand. purity. Mother Teresa Beirut 1982. of the crippled. neither praise nor disgrace. uncared-for throughout society. Mother Teresa I choose the poverty of our poor people. But I am grateful to receive (the Nobel) in the name of the hungry. Mother Teresa Calcutta 1989. and the society will go on. 'What do they feel when they do this?' I don't understand it. more obedient to him.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World the whole world. I was asking (myself). As to my heart. because you know what you are. more devoted. of the blind. of all those people who feel unwanted. unloved. I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus. during fighting between the Israeli army and Palestinian guerrillas I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. Mother Teresa God will find another person. the homeless. the naked. Mother Teresa 141 . It is in being humble that our love becomes real. people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone. devoted and ardent.

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36. Best Quotes of Pablo Picasso

Age only matters when one is ageing. Now that I have
arrived at a great age, I might just as well be twenty.
Pablo Picasso
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso
As an artist, all I need is my paints and brushes - and
someone to drag me away when the canvas is done.
Pablo Picasso
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an
artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso
Every positive value has its price in negative terms…The
genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
Pablo Picasso
Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso
Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
Pablo Picasso
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe,

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the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just
goes on trying other things.
Pablo Picasso

37. Best Quotes of Rumi
Love is the Water of Life.
Rumi
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Rumi
Because of love
I have become
the giver of light.
Rumi
It is Love that holds everything together, and it is the
everything also.
Rumi
I am your moon and your moonlight too
I am your flower garden and your water too
I have come all this way, eager for you
Without shoes or shawl
I want you to laugh
To kill all your worries
To love you
To nourish you.
Rumi
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Speak a new language
so that the world
will be a new world.
Rumi
You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through
life?
Rumi
There is some kiss we want with our whole lives,
the touch of spirit on the body.
Rumi
I am in Love with Love
and Love is in love with me.
My body is in Love with the soul
and the soul is in Love with my body.
I opened my arms to Love
and Love embraced me like a lover.
Rumi
Gamble everything for love,
if you’re a true human being.
Rumi
Every object, every being,
is a jar full of delight.
Rumi
The way you make love
is the way God will be with you.
Rumi
Love rests on no foundation.
It is an endless ocean,
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with no beginning or end.
Rumi
Oh, my friend,
all that you see of me
is just a shell,
and the rest belongs to love.
Rumi
This divine love,
beckons us
to a world beyond
only lovers can see
with their eyes of fiery passion.
Rumi
Dear God,
Let all Lovers be content
Give them happy endings
Let their lives be celebration
Let their hearts dance in the fire of your Love.
Rumi
The lover is a king above all kings,
unafraid of death, not at all interested in a golden
crown.
The dervish has a pearl concealed under his patched
cloak.
Why should he go begging door to door?
Rumi
Whatever pearl you seek,
look for the pearl within the pearl!
Rumi
Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.
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Rumi
Through
Through
Through
Through
Through
Through
Rumi

Love
Love
Love
Love
Love
Love

all that is bitter will be sweet
all that is copper will be gold.
all dregs will turn to purest wine
all pain will turn to medicine.
the dead will all become alive.
the king will turn into a slave!

The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.
Rumi
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
Rumi
They will ask you
what you have produced.
Say to them,
except for Love,
what else can a Lover produce?
Rumi
From the beginning of my life, I have been looking for
your face,
but today, I’ve seen it.
Today I have seen the charm, the beauty, the
unfathomable
grace of the face that I was looking for.
Rumi
I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty and
wish
to see you with a hundred eyes.
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Rumi
My heart has burned with passion and has searched
forever for
this wondrous beauty that I now behold.
Rumi
Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.
Rumi
Know that
Know that
Know that
Know that
Rumi

my beloved is hidden from everyone
she is beyond the belief of all beliefs
in my heart she is as clear as the MOON
she is the life in my body and in my soul.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there.
Rumi
You must marry your soul. That wedding is the way.
Rumi
You knock at the door of Reality.
You shake your thought-wings, loosen
your shoulders
and open.
Rumi
There is something in us
That has nothing to do with night and day,
Diamonds which come from no earthly mine.
Rumi
If the sun were not in love, he would have no
brightness,
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the side of the hill no grass on it.
The ocean would come to rest somewhere.
Rumi
This is the prayer of each:
You are the source of my life.
You separate essence from mud.
You honor my soul.
You bring rivers from the
mountain springs.
You brighten my eyes.
The wine you offer
takes me out of myself
into the self we share.
Doing that is religion.
Rumi
I was you
and never knew it.
Rumi
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river
moving in you, a joy.
Rumi
Everything in the universe is within you.
Ask all from yourself.
Rumi
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First, to let go of life.
In the end, to take a step without feet.
Rumi

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38. Best Quotes of Homer Simpson

I'm going to the backseat of my car with the woman I
love, and I won't be back for TEN MINUTES.
Homer Simpson
Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy
all kinds of useful things like...love!
Homer Simpson
Unfortunately, son, we Simpsons sometimes have to
bend the rules a little in order to hold our own.
Homer Simpson
Dear Lord: The gods have been good to me. For the first
time in my life, everything is absolutely perfect just the
way it is. So here's the deal: You freeze everything the
way it is, and I won't ask for anything more. If that is
OK, please give me absolutely no sign. OK, deal. In
gratitude, I present you this offering of cookies and
milk. If you want me to eat them for you, give me no
sign. Thy will be done.
Homer Simpson
The strong must protect the sweet.
Homer Simpson
Ah, sweet pity. Where would my love life have been
without it?
Homer Simpson
Son, a woman is like a beer. They smell good, they look
good, you'd step over your own mother just to get one!
But you can't stop at one. You wanna drink another
woman!
Homer Simpson
Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.
Homer Simpson

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When I was young. and it was the happiest day of my life. many of them incompetent boobs. Lao Tzu 150 . I know this because I worked alongside them. Bart. Lao Tzu A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. Well. Homer Simpson I know what you're saying. I wanted an electric football machine more than anything else in the world.. Lao Tzu A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. and my parents bought it for me. goodnight. Homer Simpson Your lives are in the hands of men no smarter than you or I. we're a nice normal family. Best Quotes of Lao Tzu A good traveler has no fixed plans. gone bowling with them. This stinks! Homer Simpson D'oh!!! Homer Simpson 39. and is not intent on arriving. And I say. watched them pass me over for promotions time and again..Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Remember as far as anyone knows.

And being comes from non-being. Lao Tzu Be the chief but never the lord. When you realize there is nothing lacking.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy. though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. Lao Tzu 151 . one is courageous. Lao Tzu An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. the whole world belongs to you. you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. Lao Tzu Be Content with what you have. Lao Tzu All things in the world come from being. Lao Tzu Ambition has one heel nailed in well. Lao Tzu At the center of your being you have the answer. and great things in that which is small. Lao Tzu Because of a great love. rejoice in the way things are. Lao Tzu Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.

Lao Tzu Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. Lao Tzu Build up virtue. Lao Tzu From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu Born to be wild . and you master all. Lao Tzu Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Lao Tzu For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions. while loving someone deeply gives you courage. The world is won by those who let it go.live to outgrow it. The world is beyond the winning. Lao Tzu By letting it go it all gets done. But when you try and try.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Lao Tzu From caring comes courage. 152 . Lao Tzu Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.

Lao Tzu Great acts are made up of small deeds. Lao Tzu 153 . but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Will not be trusted. Lao Tzu He who controls others may be powerful. He who conquers himself is mighty. Lao Tzu He who conquers others is strong. Do not overdo it. Lao Tzu Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish too much handling will spoil it.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Lao Tzu Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven. Lao Tzu Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative. Lao Tzu He who does not trust enough. Lao Tzu He who is contented is rich.

The Critic as Artist. A Woman of No Importance. 154 . as some witty Frenchman once put it. Chapter 6. or The Nihilists. Best Quotes of Oscar Wilde They have degraded the invisible arts into the obvious arts. and fails to realize what it has done. I believe. Lord Illingworth. Oscar Wilde Society takes upon itself the right to inflict appalling punishments on the individual.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma 40. The Critic as Artist. Lord Henry. inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces. Oscar Wilde All Americans lecture. I suppose it is something in their climate. Oscar Wilde Women. Oscar Wilde I have always liked your taste in wine and wives extremely. The Picture of Dorian Gray. and always prevent us from carrying them out. Oscar Wilde Learned conversation is either the affectation of the ignorant or the profession of the mentally unemployed. De Profundis. but it also has the supreme vice of shallowness. Act 2. Vera. and the one thing not worth looking at is the obvious. Oscar Wilde The only people a painter should know … are people who are an artistic pleasure to look at and an intellectual repose to talk to.

Oscar Wilde The salesman … knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging too much for it. Lord Henry. I shouldn’t know what to talk to him about. Oscar Wilde What is our son at present? An underpaid clerk in a small Provincial Bank in a third-rate English town. Oscar Wilde I love acting. she has merely to appeal to what is worst in him. Act 2. Lady Windermere’s Fan. Oscar Wilde Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. If a woman wants to hold a man. Oscar Wilde Oh. Lady Windermere. The Importance of Being Earnest. Act 2. and like things to be explained to them in a tedious way.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World The Model Millionaire. Oscar Wilde The English public like tediousness. Chapter 6. Oscar Wilde 155 . Oscar Wilde He’s entrammelled by this woman — fascinated by her — dominated by her. House Decoration. Act 3. Defense of Dorian Gray. A Woman of No Importance. The Picture of Dorian Gray. It is so much more real than life. The Soul of Man Under Socialism. I don’t think I would care to catch a sensible man. Lord Illingworth. Cecily.

Oscar Wilde It is only the superficial qualities that last. Act 3. Every American bride is taken there. Act 2. A Woman of No Importance. Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young. disappointments in American married life. Impressions of America. Mrs. Lord Goring. Oscar Wilde I was disappointed with Niagara – most people must be disappointed with Niagara. Man’s deeper nature is soon found out. An Ideal Husband. Oscar Wilde 41. Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young. Lord Henry. Oscar Wilde To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest. Chapter 6. Arbuthnot. if not the keenest. Oscar Wilde The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth. Best Chinese Proverb 156 . Oscar Wilde No life is spoiled but one whose growth is arrested.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also. The Picture of Dorian Gray.

It's later than you think. Chinese Proverb Enjoy yourself. Chinese Proverb Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. or to walk on the water. and a lily with the other. Chinese Proverb When you have only two pennies left in the world. Chinese Proverb Tell me and I'll forget. buy a loaf of bread with one. Chinese Proverb A smile will gain you ten more years of life. never forget kindnesses. Chinese Proverb A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. Chinese Proverb Forget injuries. Chinese Proverb He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself. Chinese Proverb 157 . show me and I may remember. involve me and I'll understand.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb The miracle is not to fly in the air. but to walk on the earth.

Best Quotes of Mark Twain Always do right. the world owes you nothing.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma 42. Naked people have little or no influence in society. Dream. Explore. Mark Twain Clothes make the man. Catch the trade winds in your sails. say nothing. it was here first. Mark Twain If you have nothing to say. 158 . Mark Twain Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. Mark Twain I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. and that is laughter. Sail away from the safe harbor. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain It's not the size of the dog in the fight. Mark Twain Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Discover. So throw off the bowlines. Mark Twain The human race has one really effective weapon. it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain Sing like no one's listening. and to-morrow. William Shakespeare Twelfth Night. some achieve greatness.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Mark Twain It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. and live like it's heaven on earth. 159 . dance like nobody's watching. Some are born great. 2:2 Be not afraid of greatness. And by opposing end them? William Shakespeare Hamlet. 3:1 Good night. Mark Twain 43. Best Quotes of William Shakespeare To be. and to-morrow. good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow. and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles. love like you've never been hurt. 2:5 To-morrow. William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet.

than are dreamt of in your philosophy. 5:5 There are more things in heaven and earth.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Creeps in this petty pace from day to day. The good is oft interred with their bones. brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow. full of sound and fury. William Shakespeare Hamlet. 2:7 Cowards die many times before their deaths. William Shakespeare Julius Caesar. Horatio. Out. William Shakespeare As You Like It. out. 1:5 All the world's a stage. a poor player. William Shakespeare 160 . 2:2 The evil that men do lives after them. To the last syllable of recorded time. His acts being seven ages. The valiant never taste of death but once. Signifying nothing. And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot. And all the men and women merely players They have their exits and their entrances And one man in his time plays many parts. William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice. William Shakespeare Macbeth. That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. 2:7 All that glisters is not gold.

the gorgeous palaces. As I foretold you. The solemn temples. A choking gall and a preserving sweet. 3:2 Our revels now are ended. shall dissolve And. Leave not a rack behind. were all spirits and Are melted into air. the great globe itself. a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes. like this insubstantial pageant faded. and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. William Shakespeare Twelfth Night. The cloud-capp'd towers. 3:1 Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs. William Shakespeare Sonnet 18 Love sought is good. 1:2 161 . 1:1 They do not love that do not show their love. Being purged. a sea nourished with lovers' tears. William Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona. What is it else? a madness most discreet. Yea. William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet. like the baseless fabric of this vision. into thin air: And. William Shakespeare The Tempest 4:1 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. These our actors. all which it inherit. Being vexed. but given unsought is better. We are such stuff As dreams are made on.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Julius Caesar.

162 . 3:1 44. Too rude.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma The course of true love never did run smooth. William Shakespeare Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream. 1:1 Love looks not with the eyes. too boisterous. William Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona. but with the mind. 1:2 If music be the food of love. William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet. play on. and it pricks like thorn. William Shakespeare The Tempest. That longs for everything it can come by. 1:1 Is love a tender thing? it is too rough. 1:4 Hear my soul speak: The very instant that I saw you. 3:1 Love is like a child. Best Quotes of Alexander the Great A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream. did My heart fly to your service.

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which is easiest. Confucius Before you embark on a journey of revenge. Confucius Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. by reflection. Confucius By three methods we may learn wisdom: First. by practice. by imitation. riches and honors depend upon heaven. no matter where you go. which is the bitterest. Confucius By nature. and you will never have to work a day in your life.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Confucius An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. men are nearly alike. there you are. Second. 166 . Confucius Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. which is noblest. Confucius Death and life have their determined appointments. they get to be wide apart. Confucius Choose a job you love. dig two graves. Confucius And remember. and third by experience.

is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. Confucius 167 . Confucius Forget injuries.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Confucius Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself. Confucius He who learns but does not think. Confucius Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. Confucius He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star. Confucius Everything has beauty. Confucius Go before the people with your example. but not everyone sees it. and be laborious in their affairs. which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. Confucius Faced with what is right. never forget kindnesses. Confucius Have no friends not equal to yourself.

Confucius Heaven means to be one with God. nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh. Confucius Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. I do and I understand. I understand.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. deep at the center of your being. Confucius I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge. I remember. I know. Confucius He who will not economize will have to agonize. Confucius I hear and I forget. Confucius I hear. are successful — may be called intelligent indeed. Confucius I want you to be everything that's you. Confucius I have not seen a person who loved virtue. I see and I remember. Confucius He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it. I do. and 168 . or one who hated what was not virtuous. I am one who is fond of antiquity. I see.

what forgiveness? Think now History has many cunning passages. he will find sorrow near at hand. Being read to by a boy. Eliot Gerontion An old man in a draugty house Under a windy knob. S. Eliot Gerontion 169 . T. S. Eliot Gerontion In the juvescence of the year Came Christ the tiger. T. T. S.S. Confucius 47. Best Quotes of T. S. Eliot Gerontion Tenants of the house.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World earnest in seeking it there. S. T. contrived corridors And issues. Thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season. Confucius If a man takes no thought about what is distant. T. Eliot Here I am. an old man in a dry month. Eliot Gerontion After such knowledge.

Act 1 Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. Hell is alone. S. T. the other figures in it Merely projections. Eliot Animula 48. T. T. Best French Proverb A bad bush is better than an open field. T. So long as we are in the right column. S. S. S. at night he hunts. T. Eliot The Family Reunion. Source: French A black hen lays a white egg. S. Eliot The Family Reunion What is hell? Hell is oneself. Source: French 170 . Source: French A bad sheerer never had a good sickle.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma The hippopotamus's day Is passed in sleep. Eliot The Hippopotamus We like to appear in the newspapers. God works in a mysterious way The Church can sleep and feed at once. Eliot The Cocktail Party Pray for us now and at the hour of our birth.

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everything wears out. Nor a Muslim am I! I am this body. Source: French 49. Source: French Bear with evil and expect good. Source: French Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. Source: French Don't imitate the fly before you have wings. everything breaks. Best Quotes of Kabir When the bride is one with her lover. poverty will bear itself. Source: French Between two stools one sits on the ground. 172 . Source: French Every bee's honey is sweet. who cares about the wedding party? Kabir I am not a Hindu. a play Of five elements. Source: French Everyone to his taste.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Bear wealth. a drama Of the spirit dancing With joy and sorrow. Source: French Everything passes. Source: French Cats like man are flatterers.

Someone who knew diamonds picked it up. and go your own way. Kabir Admire the diamond that can bear the hits of a hammer. Kabir Don't open your diamonds in a vegetable market.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Kabir My body is flooded With the flame of Love. Many deceptive preachers. turn out to be false. My soul lives in A furnace of bliss. when critically examined. Many fools passed by. Tie them in bundle and keep them in your heart. And fans through all things With each outbreath. Kabir A drop Melting into the sea. Kabir A diamond was laying in the street covered with dirt. Everyone can see. But the sea Absorped In a drop — A rare one can follow! Kabir 173 . Love's fragrance Fills my mouth.

I like talking to you like this. The drop merged with the Sea -Who can find it now? Looking and looking for Him I lost myself.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma Do not go to the garden of flowers! O Friend! go not there. Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus. Kabir I went looking for Him And lost myself. and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty. Kabir There is dew on these poems in the morning. in the summer a place to swim. In your body is the garden of flowers. In the winter they are blankets. and at night a cool breeze may rise from them. Have you moved a step closer? Soon we may be kissing. The Sea merged with the drop -Who can find it now? Kabir lift the veil that obscures the heart and there you will find what you are looking for. 174 .

and see Him who pervades this world! consider it well. My shoulder is against yours. Kabir Open your eyes of love. Kabir 175 . Bring your face up close to his ear. not in Indian shrine rooms. nor in synagogues. and know that this is your own country. you madman! Screaming you are thirsty and dying in a desert. you will see me instantly -you will find me in the tiniest house of time. Bring the water that falls from the clouds to your eyes. tell me. Kabir says: Student. When you really look for me. Kabir It is time to put up a love-swing! Tie the body and then tie the mind so that they swing between the arms of the Secret One you love. and cover yourself inside entirely with the shadow of night. nor in cathedrals: not in masses. when all around you there is nothing but water! Kabir Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Kabir Look at you. and then talk only about what you want deeply to happen. nor kirtans. what is God? He is the breath inside the breath. nor in eating nothing but vegetables. you will not find me in the stupas. not in legs winding around your own neck.

Kabir says: 'Listen to me brother! bring the vision of the Beloved in your heart. in the ecstasy of love's joy: Bring the tearful streams of the rainy clouds to your eyes.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma When you meet the true Guru. Talk and talk and things get out of hand.' Kabir Be strong then. and speak of the deepest longings of your heart. Why not stop talking and think? If you meet someone good. why do you want me to talk? Talk and talk and the real things get lost. and enter into your own body. and stand firm in that which you are. He will tell you the secret of love and detachment. He will awaken your heart. listen a little. Kabir Hang up the swing of love today! Kabir Hang the body and the mind between the arms of the beloved. Kabir Hey brother. Think about it carefully! Don't go off somewhere else! Kabir says this: just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things. speak. 176 . there you have a solid place for your feet. and then you will know indeed that He transcends this universe. and cover your heart with the shadow of darkness: Bring your face nearer to his ear.

Kabir says: A pot makes noise if it's half full. let us fly to that land Where your Beloved lives forever. Kabir The moon shines in my body. Talking with a fool? A waste. but my deaf ears cannot hear it. but a million suns. but it seeks it not within itself: it wanders in quest of grass. and so is the sun.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World If you meet someone bad. and the rhythm of love's 177 . his works are as naught: When all love of the "I" and the "Mine" is dead. then the work of the Lord is done. Kabir My swan. So long as man clamours for the "I" and the "Mine". the moon. but my blind eyes cannot see it: The moon is within me. For work has no other aim than the getting of knowledge: When that comes. It is flooded always with the dazzle Of not one.no sound. The flower blooms for the fruit: when the fruit comes. Darkness can never come near it. the flower withers. clench up like a fist. The musk is in the deer. and the stars shines bright: The melody of love swells forth. The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me. then work is put away. That land is always soaked in moonlight. Talking with a wise man is a great reward. Kabir The light of the sun. But fill it to the brim -.

which is inside you. Kabir The river that flows in you also flows in me.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma detachment beats the time. and he's the one who has made it all. and so you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look! Kabir will tell you the truth: go wherever you like. for you the world will never be real! Kabir All know that the drop merges into the ocean. and Kabir says "My Beloved One gleams like the lightning flash in the sky." Kabir I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty You don't grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house. Kabir But if a mirror ever makes you sad you should know that it does 178 . the chorus of music fills the heavens. The one no one talks of speaks the secret sound to himself. the real sound. Day and night. Kabir Listen to the secret sound. but few know that the ocean merges into the drop. if you can't find where your soul is hidden. to Calcutta or Tibet.

For who with a fine mind can look out upon this world and hoard what can nourish a thousand souls. Now you are tangled up in others. Kabir I don't think there is such a thing as an intelligent mega-rich person. and I say. why such rush? We sense that there is some sort of spirit that loves birds and animals and the ants perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you in your mother's womb.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World not know you. Kabir the sun is within me and so is the moon. and have forgotten what you once knew. and that's why everything you do has some weird failure in it. and decided to go into the dark alone. Kabir As long as a human being worries about when he will die. all of his works are zero. Is it logical that you would be walking around entirely orphaned now? The truth is you turned away yourself. 179 . and what he has that is his. Kabir I talk to my inner lover.

The sound of the gates opening wakes the beautiful woman asleep. Only love exists. inside the body and out of it. the new love opens them. become the embrace. but love is beating. When you are in the embrace. don't bother with that excursion. Best Quotes of Osho the Great Become loving. but love is circulating. 180 .' Then the heart is not beating. love is seeing. Kabir 50. Become the kiss. Then the blood is not circulating. One flower has a thousand petals. Then eyes are not seeing. My friend. That will do for a place to sit. Inside your body there are flowers. 'I am no more. Kabir says: Fantastic! Don't let a chance like this go by! Kabir Don't go outside your house to see flowers.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma When affection for the I-creature and what it owns is dead. Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty. before gardens and after gardens. Forget yourself so totally that you can say. Kabir Knowing nothing shuts the iron gates. then the work of the Teacher is over.

Osho I am not a logician. you don't need somebody to interpret for you what a beautiful sunrise it is. A mother is something absolutely new. She never existed before. I am an existentialist. but the mother. every individual is here. never. I believe in this meaningless. Become love and enter everlasting life.. they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. look at the clouds. The woman existed. Osho I don't want anybody to stand between the individual and existence. and I am 181 . No prayer. look at the stars. Osho The moment a child is born. there is no need of any priesthood. look at the birds.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Then hands are not moving to touch.for no reason. All that you need is just to be silent and listen to existence. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. the whole existence is available. and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Trees are happy for no reason. Nobody up to now has trusted in the individual in such a way. I trust in the individual categorically. the mother is also born. And this is my attitude: you are here.you alone are enough to face the sunrise. no priest -. Everything is simply happy. Look at the flowers . Osho Look at the trees. beautiful chaos of existence. love is moving to touch. There is no need of any religion.. there is no need of any organization.. there is no need of any God..

I am a mystic who is trying to convey the mysteries that have become available to me. you are holding suffering. to help you die to the mundane and to the ordinary so that the extraordinary explodes in your life.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma ready to go with it wherever it leads. We feed these emotions by being identified with them Osho Laughter relaxes. Osho Logic ridicules love. And relaxation is spiritual. It will die of starvation. It is no more nourished. to help you to become a little more poetic. I am not sadness. and belief. anything less is theory. Osho I say unto you that suffering is not holding you. just sit by the side and look at it and say. Osho The only way to know something absolutely is to experience it for yourself. Osho When sadness comes. Immediately you have cut the very root of sadness. Osho I am not a philosopher who is trying to make a system of thought.' and see the difference. I will 182 . 'I am the watcher. Osho I am here to seduce you into a love of life. speculation. and love smiles knowingly at the whole foolishness of logic.

who are always preaching against sex. use it as an awareness.. as meditation..Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World confuse you. And when pleasure is there. Love you have to find yourself. To be ecstatic is natural. and one is to forget yourself totally. and about God. Osho Nobody can teach you love. I was surprised to learn that ascetics. as a sharpening of the soul. it is not business-like. Osho Whenever I meet prostitutes. It needs no effort to be ecstatic. And sex is so natural. it needs great effort to be 183 . It is pure joy. and whenever we are alone they ask about nothing but sex. within your being. Osho Ecstasy is our very nature. Both are ways to reach God. Osho If there is pain. use it as a droning. I also meet many ascetics and monks.. yet they sermonize about religion and about the animal instincts in man. It has no purpose. They are curious about it and disturbed by it. they never speak of sex. They inquire about the soul. seem to be captivated by it. I am not serious at all because existence is not serious. One is to remember yourself totally. out of overflowing energy. so full of song and so full of music and so full of subtle laughter. not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. as a forgetfulness. Osho I have never been a serious person. they have this mental complex about it. It is so playful. sheer dance. spontaneous. by raising your consciousness to higher levels.

Why can't I attain?" And on and on he went. And if everything was allowed. It is man-manufactured fiction. I etcetera. every sentence would have ended with I. If the grammar allowed. Every sentence started with I. I have been trying for almost twenty years to achieve higher consciousness. no space 184 . planting new roses in the garden – you can do it with such tremendous love and compassion. Osho One has to reach to the absolute state of awareness: that is Zen. not a discovery. because the belief system becomes the barrier for your eyes. Osho Any mundane activity can become meditative. Osho Just a few days ago a man came to see me and he said. "I am a humble man. There is no room. It is a created fiction. you can do it with the hands of a buddha. I am just like the dust on your feet. Osho It was good of Friedrich Nietzsche to declare God dead – I declare that he has never been born. but I have been a failure. You are filled too much. "I etcetera. Osho Anybody who gives you a belief system is your enemy. I etcetera. Do you understand the difference between invention and discovery? A discovery is about truth." it went on and on. Digging a hole in the garden. you cannot see the truth. an invention. an invention is manufactured by you. every sentence would have consisted only of I's.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma miserable.

caring. A man of love acts out of his own heart. They inquire about the soul. politicians who want to dominate in name of love] are all against love. A man in tune with the mysterious is humble. You are too crowded. and about God. Osho Be realistic: Plan for a miracle. ever. Osho Be – don't try to become. not according to any moral code. because love is unable to be controlled by them. and there is no question of any fight. Osho They [cunning priests. Osho It is not decided by votes what is true. Osho Whenever I meet prostitutes. A man of love will say there are no nations. I also meet many ascetics and monks. a Christian. A man of love will not join the army because it is his responsibility to fight for his nation. the less he is a Hindu. and whenever we are alone they ask about nothing but sex. the less he is political.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World for God to enter in you. Osho The more man becomes aware of the mysterious side of life. accepting the uniqueness of 185 . otherwise we could never come to any truth. A thousand I's milling inside – they don't leave any space for anything to enter in you. loving. a Mohammedan. the less is the possibility for his being a fanatic. they never speak of sex.

not in heaven. The eternal beauty is here and now. Accept everything as it is. Osho 186 . When you are desireless. Osho Don't say this is good and that is bad. meditation and love. you cannot grow. You will have to move between the two. a celebration. Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma everybody. Questioners sooner or later end up in a library. if you can move without any effort. you are liberated. because only with freedom can this garden of humanity be a rich place. He is rejoicing in the freedom of each individual. And answers are dangerous. unless you take individual responsibility. Osho Nature has come to a point where now. and if you can move easily. Osho Liberation cannot be desired because desire is the bondage. they kill your wonder. you have learned the greatest thing in life. Meditate so that you can feel immense silence. a dance. Osho You say that in heaven there is eternal beauty. They end up with scriptures. Osho Remain in wonder if you want mysteries to open up for you. because scriptures are full of answers. Osho My whole teaching consists of two words. and love so that your life can become a song. Drop all discrimination.

all explanations are against God because explanation de-mystifies existence.. reincarnation. and those will be the moments when you will be for the first time. meditate on it. These are all creations of human mind: explanations for something which can never be explained. Osho Find moments when you are not. a new perception is achieved. accept it so totally that nothing is left to be achieved. and you will become a white cloud. become that. heaven. annihilate yourself before that mystery. coming from nowhere. in the stars in the night. Wherever you look – in the white clouds. My whole teaching is simply this: Whatsoever you are. just being there this very moment – perfect. In fact. I don't teach you any oughts.really. Nowhere to go. and one should accept it as a mystery and 187 . disperse yourself before that mystery. and let the mystery be so total that you are absorbed in it. And suddenly a new door opens. I don't say to you be this. explanations for the mystery. look for the mystery.. Osho Look for the mysterious in life. in a flowing river – wherever you look. they don't talk about these things. I don't teach you any ideals. No. and the whole effort is to make you also white clouds drifting in the sky. And whenever you find that a mystery is there.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World When you are no more. So I am the white cloud. Osho Tao mystics never talk about God. Be no more. only then for the first time will you be. in the flowers. Existence is a mystery. Meditation means: dissolve yourself before that mystery. hell.

Osho If you really want to know who I am." But he didn't explain why the other is "the other." Then no matter how much "I" love you. Osho The stronger a person's "I" is. still we are two. Infinite emptiness will be mirrored: two mirrors facing each other. Its proclaimation is : "You are you and I am I. 188 . "I" may embrace you to my bosom. awakened. Then two mirrors will be facing each other. the problem is your awareness. And as long as I am "I. still there is a gap in between . That is why even the most intimate experiences fail to bring people close. you have to be as absolutely empty as I am. And as long as there is separateness there can be no experience of love." the world around is "the other" . you know what truth is. Then. it proclaims itself.separate and apart. And truth liberates. feeling the mystery of life each moment. explanation is not needed – only exclamation. surprised. then you will see your own idea in me. No. The "I" is a wall in between.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World: Compiled by Shashikant Nishant Sharma not pretend to have any explanation. Bodies sit close to each other but the persons remain far away. and only emptiness will be mirrored. a wondering heart. As long as there is the "I" inside the sense of "the other" cannot be destroyed. the smaller his capacity to become one with anybody.I am me and you are you. and only then. No matter how closely we meet. There is a distance between the two. Sartre has made a wonderful statement: "The other is hell. Osho The world is not a problem." The other is "the other" because I am "I". But if you have some idea.

With love you become human. Source: Russian A man is judged by his deeds. crawling. With love you become upright. Osho 51. Source: Russian A fly cannot enter a closed mouth. Source: Russian 189 . just moving like other animals. not by his words. Source: Russian A long pull and a strong pull and a pull altogether. Source: Russian A good citizen owes his life to his country. With sex you are again animal. In sex there may be physiological health and hygiene. With love you stand erect on earth. Source: Russian A lonely person is at home everywhere. But there is no growth.Best Thoughts and Quotes of the World Osho In sex there may be relaxation. With love you are erect. You remain animal. Source: Russian A guest has not to thank the host. Source: Russian A kind word is like a Spring day. Source: Russian A girl's heart is like a dark wood. vertical. but the host the guest. Source: Russian A drop hollows out a stone. you are horizontal on the earth. Best Russian Proverb A cat always knows whose meat it eats.

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got educated in sub-urban area and now living in metropolitan city. he has been able to gather a lot of experiences on diverse fields especially on political. socio-economic and environmental issues. Bihar. Delhi. cultural. Two in Hindi on poetry and four in English. He is also a voracious reader of social science book and an aspirant for Civil Services. St. one is a research paper on participatory planning and the last one is a collection of essays on current affairs and urban planning issues. He has been writing since 2003 and and got six books published in 2012. Out of four two are on English poetry. Saran. For reading more of his poems or articles on current affairs you can visit wwww. Poet and prolific writer by passion and hobby. He receives a ton of letters from his fans and readers across the world. He has already written over 5000 poems in Hindi. Being brought up in rural area.com 192 .ABOUT THE AUTHOR Urban Planner and Consultant by profession.sureshotpost. that's why you can see the maturity of thoughts and writing skills. English.com and he can be contacted through mail on shashikantnishantsharma@gmail. Bhojpuri and Urdu. Best Orator award in school. Paul District Topper in Essay Writing.