From the Diaries... - Part 2
-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.
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
It's easy to be brilliant if you are not bothered about being right.
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Tell me who admires you and I'll tell you who you are.
-Charles A Sainte-Beuve
Anger is a brief madness.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Don't take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from - all that matters is where you're going.
Ethics are not definitive, but relative.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
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.
Values were meant to be costly. If it doesn't cost much, we probably wouldn't appreciate the value.
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
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.
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.
General knowledges are those knowledges which idiots possess. To particularize is alone the distinction of merit.
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:
1. Rich neighbors
2. Successful colleagues
3. Someone better-looking
4. Rich relatives
5. Close friends of spouse
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.
There is no greater fun than hard work.
- Sir Thomas Lipton