Food for thought #37

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau

 

 

“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”
Ayn Rand

 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

 

 

 

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

“Fix your course on a star and you’ll navigate any storm.”                                                                                       Leonardo Da Vinci

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Food for thought #36

“There are no great acts. There are only small acts done with great love.” – Mother Teresa

” Without the rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.” – Emerson

“The means to gain happiness is to throw out for oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in all that comes.” – Tolstoy

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” – David Satrr Jordan

” The end of man is an action and not a thought, though it were the noblest.” – Thomas Carlyle

Food for thought #35

“Life is nothing more that a game of numbers – the more risks you take, the more rewards you will receive.”

“Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.”                – Sophocles

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”                       – Andre Gide

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all”       – Peter Drucker

“So long as you live, keep learning how to live.”                         – Roman Philosopher Seneca

Food for thought #34

“Deal only with things that are good. If you trade coal, you will be covered in black soot. But if you trade musk, you will smell of perfume.”

 

“Live totally, and live intensely, so that each moment becomes golden and your whole life becomes a series of golden moments.”

 

“When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude”.             – William Wordsworth

 

“It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is what are you so busy about?”                            – Henry David Thoreau

 

“We don’t laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh.”       – William James                             

Food for thought #33

“People who only listen to their hearts usually fail. On the other hand, people who only use their heads tend to be selfish. Only the heart can make you think of others before yourself.”

 

“Running away is never the solution. Confront your problems. Manage them. That is the way of the warrior.”

 

“Misunderstandings are malignant: they spread and seep, corroding one’s mind and eating into emotions.”

 

“The quivering, wavering mind, Hard to guard, hard to check, The wise one makes straight, Like the bowman his shaft”

 

“Sow flowers, so your surroundings become garden. Don’t sow thorns; for they will prick your feet. We are all one body, whoever tortures another, wounds himself.”

 

Food for thought #32

“And because I love this life, I know I shall love death as well”     – Rabindranath Tagore

 

“Darkness travels towards light, but blindness towards depth”     – Rabindranath Tagore

 

“Man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth, and the music of the air”   – Rabindranath Tagore

 

“Like a cut diamond that needs the light of the sky to show itself, the human soul on its own cannot express its essence, and remains dark. Only when it reflects the light from something greater than itself, does it comes into its own”     – Rabindranath Tagore.

 

“Often the poor have more nobility in them than the actual nobility.”

Food for thought #31

“Winners never quit; quitters never win”

 

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”

 

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on the idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, this is the way great spiritual giants are produced”   – Swami Vivekananda.

 

“In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height; in the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own death”    -Rabindranath Tagore

 

“Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it”   – Rabindranath Tagore

Food for thought #30

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”

 

“The quality of life is what matters, not the quantity”

 

“True happiness in life lies in helping others”

 

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace”

 

“Hate begets hate. Violence begets violence”

Food for thought #29

“Whatever a noble person does, the world follows”     – Bhagavad Gita

 

“War is not about vengeance or ambition, it is about governance”

 

“He who is at peace with himself, happy with himself, illuminated by the knowledge of the resident within all beings, finds supreme bliss everywhere”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“Don’t think of what you’ll receive. Think of what you’ll leave for others”

 

“A true friend sees the first tear, catches the second and stops the third”

Food for thought #28

“Desire and rage can block all wisdom, as smoke masks fire, dust masks mirrors and the womb masks a baby”      – Bhagavad Gita.

 

“To want nothing is as delusional as to want everything”

 

“Wisdom is enjoying things that drift in and letting goo of things that drift away like watching the waves drift in and out of the beach”

 

“Those who keep thinking of property get attached to it and crave it relentlessly, which causes frustration, which leads to anger, then confusion, then loss of memory, then loss of intelligence, and eventually destruction”      – Bhagavad Gita.

 

“One who gives up conceit and ownership and craving, in other words the sense of ‘I’, ‘mine’ and ‘me’, will always find peace”.       – Bhagavad Gita