Friday, August 26, 2011

From the Diaries... - Part 2


A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
-Michel de Montaigne

What we love to do we find time to do.
-John L Spalding

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
-George Orwell

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
-Elbert Hubbard

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
-Confucius

It's easy to be brilliant if you are not bothered about being right.
-Denis Healey

It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
-Moliere

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
-Voltaire

Tell me who admires you and I'll tell you who you are.
-Charles A Sainte-Beuve

Anger is a brief madness.
-Horace

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Don't take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties.
-Jim Rohn

It doesn't matter where you are coming from - all that matters is where you're going.
-Jim Rohn

Ethics are not definitive, but relative.
-Aristotle

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
-Eric Hoffer

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
-Albert Einstein

Values were meant to be costly. If it doesn't cost much, we probably wouldn't appreciate the value.
-Jim Rohn

Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
-Jack Lemmon

If everything seems under control, you are just not going fast enough.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

He must have truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
-Oscar Wilde

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
-Clarence B Kelland

There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love.

It was the speakers of Telugu who rebelled first and stridently for linguistic states. After Potti Sriramulu succumbed to a hunger fast in December 1953, the Center conceded the demand for a separate Andhra Pradesh. Then, similar movements among Marathi and Kannada speakers forced the formation of a States Reorganization Commission, which mandated the creation of other linguistic provinces as well.

To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
-Johann W Goethe

A problem cannot be solved with the same consciousness that created it.
-Albert Einstein

General knowledges are those knowledges which idiots possess. To particularize is alone the distinction of merit.
-William Blake

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings - and put compensation as a career behind it - you almost don't have to manage them.
- Jack Welch

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
- Peter F Drucker

Life is plurality, death is uniformity.
- Octavio Paz

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
- Robert W Sarnoff

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he doesn't love her.

What you know should be more important than who you know.

What makes us jealous:
MEN:
1. Rich neighbors
2. Successful colleagues
3. Someone better-looking
4. Rich relatives
5. Close friends of spouse
WOMEN:
1. Close friends of spouse
2. Someone better-looking
3. Rich neighbors
4. Rich relatives
5. Friend with better-looking partner

No emotion is negative, it's how you handle it that makes the difference.

One Bengali is a poet; two Bengalis are a film society; three are a political party; and four are two parties - both leftist.

A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.
- Ivern Ball

A woman never forgets the men she should have had; a man, the women he couldn't.

Mentally, emotionally and physically the human being is designed for a long childhood followed by a short adolescence and then adulthood. What we see children experiencing now, however is an ever-shorter childhood, followed by a premature, prolonged adolescence from which ever fewer seem to be emerging.
- Benjamin Hoff

Loss is nothing else but a change.
- Marcus Aurelius

The see of defense brings offence. I want physical security; I create sovereign government; I create sovereign government, which necessitates armed forces, which means war, which destroys security.
- J Krishnamurti

The thrill of being right is a drug that few can resist.
- Bill Purdin

It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Love your neighbor, but don't get caught!

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
- Henry J Kaiser

Love is a hole in the heart.

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Commander Armstrong on July 20, 1969 when he became the first man to step onto the lunar surface.

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H Glasow

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.
- Abigail Va Buren

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and begin all over again.
- Andre Gide

Do not cry if the sun sets at the end of the day, because the tears will not let you enjoy the beauty of the stars.

It is better to be roughly right than to be precisely wrong.
- John M Keynes

We are far more concerned about the desecration of the flag than we are about the desecration of our land.
- Wendell Berry

You aren't wealthy until you have something that money can't buy.

A person who envies another is prepared to make both persons worse off to reduce the gap between them.
- John Rawls

Direction is more important than distance.

Experience is a comb, which nature gives to man after he is bald.

What do you do when your dreams come true? Find new ones.
- Yanni

There is no greater fun than hard work.
- Sir Thomas Lipton

No comments:

Post a Comment

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...