Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I have been collecting interesting quotes for over 2 years.I have listed al those below for you to read and contemplate.Some are really funny and some great, though all are leaving a trail of deep thought.Some are really charging statements and highly motivating.I always try to use these in my classes.

A fool always find a greater fool to admire him.
A good traveler does not know where he goes but a perfect traveler know where he comes from.
A grumbler does not work and a worker does not grumble.
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool.
A little knowledge is a serious thing indeed.
A long dispute means both parties are wrong.
A man can succeed in almost all things for which he has an unlimited enthusiasm.
A man may fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to to blame somebody else.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
A small leak can sink a ship.
A smile costs nothing but it creates much.
A student acquires a quarter of his knowledge from his teacher, another quarter from his own intelligence, a third quarter from co-students and the last quarter from his own experience.
A teacher who is attempting to reach without inspiring the pupil is hammering on cold iron.
A true teacher is one who can immediately come to the level of students, transfer his soul to the students’ and understand through his mind.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Ability without dependability, responsibility and flexibility is a liability.
Abuse is not argument.
Actions are nothing but the actor’s thoughts projected and expressed in and through him.
All love is sweet, Given or returned.
All progress is change, but all change is not a progress.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller
Although the world is full of suffering,it is also full of the overcoming of it.
An army of stags lead by a lion is better than an army of lions lead by a stag.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity and a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
An ounce of action worth a ton of theory.
Argue for your limitations and sure enough they are yours
As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.
Attachment is death; non-attachment is eternal life.
Be anvil or the hammer.
Be like a flower- give happiness and fragrance to all.
Be openly happy in the joy of others and be sincerely sympathetic in others sorrows.
Be roman while you are at Rome.
Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
Birth is an accident, but death is a certainty.
Blessings never comes in pairs, misfortunes never come alone.
Brain power without willpower is no power.
Chance makes our parents, choice makes our friends.
Character is what you are, and reputation is what people think you are. But if your reputation is bad, you might as well have a bad character.
Comfort comes as guest, lingers to become host and stays to enslave us.
Courage is the first human qualities because it is this quality that guaranties all the others.
Cowards die a thousand deaths, brave men only once.
Culture expresses itself in thoughts, words and deeds.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
Disappointment can come only to those who make appointment with future.
Discipline of the mind leads to self-realization.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man.
Do not put your trust on money, but put your money on trust.
Do the best and leave the rest.
Doing good in return to evil is the correct morality.
Don’t carve your name upon marble, carve it on heart.
Education is the progressive discovery of one’s own ignorance.
Effectiveness is doing the right thing right.
Efficiency is the capacity to bring proficiency into expression.
Either do not attempt at all or go through with it.
Enjoy your life without comparing it with that of others.
Every great achievement is done slowly.
Every man is the architect of his own future.
Everyone has a will to win, but only a few have the will to prepare to win.
Failure is another opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Fall is antecedent to rise.
Familiarity breeds contempt while vanity wins admiration.
Fault becomes thicker when love s thin.
Fear not the future, weep not for the past.
First rate people hire first rate people; second rate people hire third rate people.
For a jaundice patient everything looks yellow.
For a woman marriage is a problem and not get married is a greater problem.
Genius is admired, wealth is envied, power is feared; character is trusted.
Good humor is goodness and wisdom combined.
Good things come to those who wait, but only those things left by those who hustle.
Great joys, like great grieves, are silent.
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together.
Hate not the sinner, but the sin.
Have more than you show, speak less than you know.
He who adjusts himself best lives the longest.
He who hides himself best accomplishes the best.
Heard melodies are sweet, those unheard sweeter.
His heart cannot be pure whose tongue is not pure.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
I attribute my success to this; I never gave or took excuse.
I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.
I like the dreams of future than the history of past.
If the dog barks, the mountain is not injured
If you are not big enough to lose, you are not big enough to win.
If you are willing to be in charge, someone will put you there.
If you lead through fear, you will have little to respect; but if you lead through respect you will have little to fear.
If you really want to succeed start to do the things that failures don’t like to do.
If you rest, you rust.
If you want a thing to be done well, do it yourself.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Impertinence is not courage.
In science you should read the newest works, but in literature you should read the old classics.
It is a sense of possession that gives sorrow.
It is better to be approximately right than to be precisely wrong.
It is better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today.
It is better to risk than to delay very much.
It is easier to be critical than to be correct.
It is easy to develop intellect but it is very difficult to develop heart.
It is not how ling you live, but how you live.
It is not what we eat, but what we digest that makes up fat; it is not what ae hear, but we understand makes us wise; it is not what we earn, but what we saves makes us rich.
It is very easy to misunderstand a person, but very difficult to understand him.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Knowledge is power, power is action and action is life.
Liberty means responsibility.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel and comedy for those who think.
Life is Adventure; Dare it, Life is Beauty; Admire it, Life is Challenge; Face it, Life is Duty; Perform it, Life is Journey; Complete it, Life is Game; Play it, Life is Opportunity; Avail it, Life is Promised; Fulfill it, Life is struggle; Fight it, Life is Sorrow; Overcome it; Life is Love; Love it.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
Life is death long discipline.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Life is like a book. Each day is a new page. May your book be a best seller with adventures to tell, lessons to learn and tales of good deeds to remember.
Life is mathematics. Add good friends, deduct enemies, subtract your sorrows and multiplies your joys.
Life is short and we make it shorter by careless use of time.
Literacy is not education.
Long before you marry a girl, your soul should embrace her in shadow of true love.
Love is the fairest flower that blooms in God's Garden
Make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.
Man is never punished for his sins, but by his sins.
Man is the bad child of universe.
Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
Man suffers infinitely in the pursuit of gold and woman.
Meeting is a prelude to parting.
Moksha is not freedom from action, but freedom in action.
More things belong to marriage than four bare legs on bed.
Most time is wasted not in hours but in minutes.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want to do because they want to do it.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the edge.
Never leave till tomorrow, which you can do today.
Never risk; never gain.
Never trouble a trouble, till the trouble troubles you.
No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precise than to be able to decide.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Only fools will complicate simple things.
Only the educated are free.
Only those persons have won, who refused to become discouraged by their failures.
Only those really live who live for others. The rest are more dead than alive.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.
Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
People never plan to fail, often they just fail to plan.
People see what they are prepared to see.
Physical bravery is an animal instinct: moral bravery is a much higher and true courage.
Praise the sea, but keep on land.
Prevention is better than cure.
Prosperity makes some friends and more enemies.
Purity, perseverance and patience are the key to success.
Religion starts where science ends.
Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are
Rome was not built in a day.
Rudeness is weak man’s imitation of strength.
Security is mostly a superstition... Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Shared joy is doubled and shared sorrow halved.
Since God cannot be everywhere, he has made mothers.
Society prepares a crime the criminal commits it.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon him.
Some people change their ways when they see the light and others when they feel heat.
Sometimes, facts are stranger than fiction.
Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.
Spiritual knowledge cannot be given, take it.
Stolen kisses are always sweetest.
Study as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Success doesn’t mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives.
Success has many fathers while failure is an orphan.
Success is a progressive realization of a worthy goal.
Successful persons monopolize the listening, while small people monopolize the talking.
Take up one idea, make that idea your life, think of that, dream of it and live on that idea. Let every part of your body full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone……This is the road to success.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what people fear most.
Talk less, think more and act wisely.
Temper takes you to trouble, pride keeps you there.
That service is noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
The answer is not separate from problem.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
The cause of today is the effect of past and the cause of future.
The child is the father of man.
The degree of unselfishness marks your degree of success everywhere.
The early bird gets the worm.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and wings of independence.
The hardest victory is the one you win over yourself.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The less one think, the more he talks.
The mind grows by what it feeds on.
The mouth of a wise man is in his heart. The heart of a fool is in his mouth.
The pen is mightier than sword.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The quality of work and quality of worker are inseparable.
The quality of your decisions depends on awareness of circumstances and sensitivity to the emotions of people who matter.
The secret of happiness is to make others believe that they are the cause of it.
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
The three foundations of learning: seeing much, suffering much and studying much.
The tragedy of human history is decreasing happiness in the midst of increasing comfort.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.
The world is like a mirror; if you smile, it smiles back and if you frown, it frowns back.
There can be no rainbow without a cloud a storm.
There is no great Genius without a mixture of madness.
There is nothing permanent, except change.
This thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
This world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read.
Those who win are those who think they can.
Time spent with laughing is time spent with Gods.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step in knowledge.
To commit a mistake is not a sin, but to repeat it is a great sin.
To develop your organization, give others a chance to spread their wings.
To err is human, to forgive is divine.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with
To love and to be loved is the greatest form of happiness.
To marry a woman for her beauty s like buying a house for its paint.
To misunderstand a person is easy, but to understand him is difficult.
Tolerance is the first principal of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think.
Violent delights have violent ends.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Waste of wealth is sometimes retrieved, but waste of time never.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
We can give advice but we cannot give conduct.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
We know what we are, but don’t know what we may be.
We must always have old memories and young hopes.
We should not let success go to our heads, or our failures go to our hearts.
What is beautiful is not always good, but what is good is always beautiful.
What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.
What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Whatever you think, that you become. If you have to think, think good thoughts, great thoughts.
When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
When God says ‘Today”, the Devil says “Tomorrow”.
When I did well, I heard never and when I did ill I heard ever.
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
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 which has been opened for us.
When the cat is away mice will play.
When tragedy strikes, I know I am not alone and if I fight the tragedy the whole world will be with me. I can win. If I moan and cry I will be alone.
Where there is a will there is away.
Whoever gossips to you, will gossip about you.
Without tact you can learn nothing.
Women’s chief weapon is tongue and they will not let it rust.
Work banishes three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
Work without prayer is like an artificial flower without any fragrance.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but it empties today of its strength.
You can change your life by altering your attitude.
You can’t learn from mistakes if you refuse to admit you made any.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don’t try.
You may lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink
Your children are not your children. They may be coming through you; but not from you. They are the products of their own ambitions and aspirations.

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