Friday, May 21, 2010

Thought provoking Quotes

There are certain quotations which do not advice. They do not preach. They are not judgmental.  They don’t claim that they are the Truth. But still you would have to think about each of them at least twice. The wisdom ingrained in them is sometimes not visible openly. That’s why I have categorized them as thought provoking. I have been getting the following quotes from a friend through email (The subject is Good Morning, though and with a neat picture). Some of them have indeed made my day, not just the morning. Have a look at a few selected ones that I have liked over the years.

  • “The true mystery of the world is the visible; not the invisible”
  • “Money is a very excellent servant; but a terrible master”
  • “An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason”
  • “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten but they may start a winning game”
  • “Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind”
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning”
  • “It’s not what you are called, but what you answer to”
  • “Putting off an easy thing makes it hard”
  • “Having enemies’ means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life”
  • “Failure is not falling down; but staying down”
  • “By learning to obey, you will know how to command”
  • “To be content with a little is hard; to be content with much is impossible”
  • “If you wish to travel far and fast, try traveling light, taking off all your burdens”
  • “LUCK….. stands for Labouring Under Correct Knowledge”
  • “Intellectuals solve problems. Geniuses prevent them”
  • “The future will be exactly like the past; only far more expensive”
  • “Hardwork has a future pay-off; Laziness pays-off now”
  • And how about this one to close: “Cheer up, the worst is yet to come” !!

Since by now, you would have known my interest in collecting different quotations which would make you read them once again, here are some more, which I found interesting:

  • “Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them”
  • “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to change it every six months”
  • “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them as much”
  • “It’s human to think wisely but act in an absurd manner”
  • “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good”
  • “Truth, like surgery, may hurt but it cures”
  • “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own”
  • “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal”
  • “You should not bite the hand that feeds you. But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself”
  • “What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become, is our gift to God”
  • “Insanity in individuals is something rare. But in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule”
  • “There are three sides to every argument – Your side, My side and the Right side.”
  • “Everyone should have a spouse, because there are a number of things that go wrong that one can’t blame the Government”
  • “Hearing is one of the body’s five senses. But listening is an art”
  • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”
  • “The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it generation after generation”

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