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and Motivational Quotations - 2001
by Jayaram V
Do the thing and you have the power. --Ralph Waldo
Love is letting go of fear. --Gerald Zampolsky
You should always be aware that your head creates your
world Ken Keyes. Jr.
Men are disturbed not by things that happen but by their
opinion of things that happen. --Epictetus
Everybody thinks of changing humanity. Nobody thinks of
changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid
changing it. Anonymous
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to
overlook. William James
He who falls in love with himself will have no rival
The difficulties in life are intended to make us better
but not bitter. Anonymous
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be
ruined by praise than saved by criticism. Norman Vincent Peale.
Confrontation doesn't always bring a solution to the
problem, but until you confront the problem, there will be no solution.
Triumph belongs to thought. Change your thinking and
change your life. J.P.Vaswani
Speech is the
mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so he is. Publilius Syrus
And I say unto
you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock
and it shall be opened unto you. Luke
When in your
work you find something giving trouble outside, look within and you will
find in yourself the corresponding difficulty. Change yourself and the
circumstances will change. The Mother
Everything is in
the mind. bondage and freedom are in the mind. You can dye the mind with
any color you wish. It is like a piece of clean while linen; dip it in
red and it will be red, in blue it will be blue, in green it will be
green or any other color. Sri Ramakrishana
By the mind one
is bound; by the mind one is free. If I think I am absolutely free,
whether I live in the world or in the forest, where is my bondage? Sri
Be the Change you want to see in this world. Mahatma Gandhi
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Les
The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a
mistake when you make it again. Franklin P.Jones
It is much easier to be critical than correct. Benjamin Disraeli
Time spent laughing is time spent with gods. A Japanese proverb
Don't go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth
learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is
in great danger. Confucius
know a thing, to know that you know it, and when you do not know a
thing, to know that you do not know it. That is knowledge. Confucius
words are not beautiful, beautiful words are not truthful, Good words
are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. He who knows has no
wide learning; he who has wide learning does not know. Lao Tzu-Tao Te
knowledge see all in one. Small knowledge breaks down into the many. Lao
Tzu-Tao Te Ching
How does the
true man Tao walk through walls without obstruction, stand in fire
without being burnt. Not because of cunning, or daring. Not because he
has learned, but because he has unleanred. Chuang Tzu-Tao Te Ching
human quest is to know what one must do in order to become a human
sought must already be known and what is known is never the real. J.
is sensitive awareness of the totality of life; life with its problems,
contradictions, miseries, joys. To be aware of all this, without choice
and without being caught by any one of its issues and to flow with the
whole of life is intelligence. J. Krishnamurthy
do any thing which you would not wish to do during the last hour of your
belongs to thought. Change your thiking and you change your life.
understand, things are just as they are. When we don't understand,
things are just as they are. Zen Proverb
truth is, life is uncertain. And even that can work to your advantage.
of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits
do you ever find them. Dr. Joyce Brothers
heart is better than all the heads in the world. Edward Lytton
three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
your wagon to a star. Ralph Waldo Emerson
of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It
takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success. Diana
defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound,
rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted
let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. JohnWooden
first rule of survival: Conserve your resources, keep guessing what is
going to happen, and be ready to face all eventualities. V.Jayaram
To err is human; to
admit it, superhuman - Doug Larson
"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a
vigorous mind." Samuel Johnson
"We have a mental block inside us that stops us from earning more
than we think we are worth. If we want to earn more in reality, we have
to upgrade our self-concept." Brian Tracy
"You can accomplish much if you don't care who gets the
credit." Ronald Reagan
Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are
objective- but this is not the case. We see the world not as it is but
as we are conditioned to see it. Covey
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it
frankly & try another. But above all, try something. Franklin D Roosevelt
You can't always control the wind, but you can control your sails. Anthony Robbins
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has
already achieved, but at what he aspires to. Kahlil Gibran
"The power of thought is the only thing over which you have
complete, unchallenged, and unchallengeable control" Napoleon Hill
"There are two ways of spreading light... to be the candle, or the
mirror that reflects it." Edith Wharton
is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being
better than you were the day before."
Steve Young, Football Player
Don't try to be a great person, just try to be a good person. And if you
can succeed at being a good person, then you have found greatness. Don Heitkamp
It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Anthony Robbins
I have had many troubles, but the worst of them never came. James A. Garfield
Every Flower must
grow through Dirt. Unknown
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies
inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
You are the only real
obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life. Les Brown
We create the
situations & then we give our power away by blaming the other person
for our frustration. No person, no place & no thing has any power
over us for "WE" are the only thinkers in our mind. Louise Hay "You
Can Heal Your Life"
Would you really dig into yesterday's garbage to make tonight's meal? Do
you dig into old mental garbage to create tomorrow's experiences? Louise Hay "You
Can Heal Your Life"
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. Anthony Robbins
Morals from Aesop's Fables
The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.
Like will draw like
In serving the wicked, expect no reward, and be
thankful if you escape injury for your pains.
If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you
must dance supperless to bed in the winter.
Slow but steady wins the race
Self help is the best help
Birds of a feather flock together
The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.
No arguments will give courage to the coward.
Fair weather friends are not worth much
Don't make much ado about nothing.
If men had all they wished, they would be often
Pleasure bought with pains, hurts.
One story is good, till another is told.
If words suffice not, blows must follow.
Look before you leap.
Fair weather friends are not worth much.
Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends.
Those who suffer most cry out the least.
are different roads to converging on the same point. What does it matter
that we take different roads so long as we reach the same goal? Mahatma
Truth is one
and the learned call it by many names Rig Veda
There is one
river of Truth that receives tributaries from every side Clemant of
emptiness. Be compassionate Milarepa
silence that contains thoughts Hakuin
To see a
world in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour -- William
important religious function of science is to awaken the cosmic
religious feeling and keep it alive. Albert
If the power
to think is a remarkable gift, then the power not to think is even more
simply hanging on to what has been in the past and longing for what
might be in the future is better than making a ten year pilgrimage
Some one who
seeks for anything in religion other than God and the salvation of his
soul will find nothing there but sorrow and trouble. Thomas
We say that
Good and Harmony and Evil and Disharmony are synonymous. Further we
maintain that illness, pain, and suffering are results of want of
Harmony and that one terrible and only cause of the disturbance of
Harmony is selfishness in some form or another. Helena
hateful to you do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole of the Law.
The rest is only commentary on this. Go and learn. Talmud
This month the quotes are from the work of Baltasar Gracian a
sixteenth century Spanish Jesuit
whose philosophy of worldly wisdom is
as relevant today as it was 400 years ago. Gracian tells you how
you are supposed to manage your affairs in the world so as to draw
maximum benefit out of your actions and pursuits. In a way he teaches
people to be selfish, to be manipulative and to be shrewdly exploitative
of their own strengths and other' weaknesses. But Gracian suffers from
no hypocracy for what he speaks is what actually happens in
businesses and politics.
Maintain an air of uncertainty about your business.
Admiration for the new is what bestows value upon the accomplished.
To play with cards exposed is neither useful, nor in good taste.
Create anticipation by not declaring your purpose, and especially
where the height of your office commands public attention, display a
bit of mystery about everything, and by it further the respect in
which you are held; even you show your hand, escape the obvious;
just as in the daily round you do not disclose your inner self to
everyone. A prudent silence is the sacred vessel of wisdom. Purpose
declared was never highly esteemed and commits itself to criticism
in advance, and should it fail, the misfortune is doubled. Imitate
therefore the ways of God in order to keep those about you watchful
Create dependents...To hold them expectant is the art
of the courtier, to rely upon their thankfulness, the art of the
peasant, for the first remembers as the second forgets...More is to
be gained from dependence than from courtesy; he shortly turns his
back upon the well who has drunk his fill, and the squeezed orange
falls from a golden slaver into the dung. When dependence goes,
decent deportment goes, and with it respect. Let it be a lesson and
the first from experience, to keep hope alive but never satisfied.
Avoid outshining the master. All victory is odious but
victory over the master, either part of stupidity, or of fate.
Superiority has always been detested, and most thoroughly when
greatest. A little care will serve to cloak your ordinary virtues,
as you would hide your beauty, in careless dress.
There is no greater mastery than the mastery of
and its passions, for it amounts to the triumph of free will, but
even where passion overcomes the individual, it must not dare to
touch his office, especially if it be a high one, this is the best
way to spare yourself grief, and yet the shortest way to a good
Live with those from whom you can learn; let friendly
intercourse be a school for knowledge, and social contact, a school
for culture; to make teachers of your friends is to join the need of
learning to the joy of converse.
Accomplish you ends, sometimes indirectly and
sometimes directly. Life is a struggle of man against man's malice,
in which sagacity comes to grips with the strategy of design.
Do not enter where too much is anticipated. it is the
misfortune of the over celebrated, that they cannot measure up to
the excessive expectations of them afterwards; never can the actual
attain the imagined: for to think perfection is easy, but to
incarnate it, most difficult; the imagination weds the wish and
together they always conjure up more than reality can furnish. For
however great may be a man's excellencies, they will not
suffice to satisfy what was imagined of him... Hope is the greatest
falsifier of the truth, let the intelligence put her right by seeing
to it that the fruit is superior to the appetite.